Is your company ready for an IPO?
Going public is an important decision for your company—it has many strategic advantages which can propel your company’s growth. Becoming a public company, however, also comes with an associated cost—not just additional overhead relating to compliance, but also with costs relating to your new governance structure and being responsible to your new shareholders.
A typical Initial Public Offering (IPO) can take 100 days to complete. During this challenging period there will be numerous hurdles to overcome as you prepare to become public.
PwC Canada has put together this guide to help you understand what it means to be a public company and what it takes to have a successful IPO. It discusses key trends in the Canadian IPO market, the advantages and disadvantages of being a public company and tips on how to help you manage through these three distinct stages: