Considering an IPO? The costs of going and being public may surprise you

September 2012
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Considering an IPO? The costs of going and being public may surprise you

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A successful IPO involves two equally important parallel work streams:going public and being public. Assess the readiness of your organization for an IPO to appropriately stage the costs incurred and to minimize unexpected surprises

Initial public offerings (IPOs) give companies an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Despite the transformational nature of an IPO, which requires several different parts of the business to work together, many companies embark upon the process without a thorough understanding of the costs, according to the results of a recent PwC survey on managing the costs of going public.