Class B Stock
One of the best things about having control of a publicly-traded company is that you can use funny money instead of real money to acquire assets and grow rapidly. The funny money I refer to is the public company’s own stock. If you do a deal to acquire XYZ Company for one million shares, you just create one million shares out of thin air and hand it over. Easy as pie.
However, there’s a problem with doing this too many times. If you keep issuing more stock to others eventually your own position gets diluted. You could even be diluted down to where you lose control of your company.