Execute an IPO

When you’re pursuing an IPO, public debt issuance or another type of capital market event, having an advisor with the right experience and insight can make the difference in helping you achieve your objectives. You can focus on other crucial decisions and be ready when the capital market window opens.

The IPO is a transformational event, requiring many different parts of the business to work together toward a common goal. There will be multiple workstreams, from drafting the registration statement, to preparing and auditing financial information, structuring, creating new governance structures, preparing for the roadshow, and preparing the organization for life as a public company. For many companies this will present a significant cultural shift and adjustment period. As parts of the company start to collaborate on getting ready, management can’t allow itself to be distracted from day-to-day operational execution. Improved business fundamentals will improve your chances for a successful transaction.

IPO Process

We advise clients throughout the life cycle of the IPO process, from pre-IPO readiness preparation to the offering process and beyond.

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PwC's Deals Practice - You can never be too prepared to go public

Help your clients think through what it takes to go public.
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IPO Watch: Q1 2015

In Q1 2015, US IPO proceeds slowed to levels not seen since Q1 2012. PwC's Deals Practice Capital Markets specialists Neil Dhar, Howard Friedman, Daniel Klausner, Derek Thomson, and Tiffany Loer share their insights.

Accessing capital markets insights

PwC US Capital Market Leader Neil Dhar discusses what type of advice companies are looking for and PwC's insights.
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No surprises approach to IPOs

PwC Deals Partner Mike Gould discusses three of the most important things you should do before going public and what is entailed in conducting a readiness assessment.

Top five IPO readiness tips

Considering an IPO? Hear the top five top areas companies should contemplate, as shared by PwC's Mike Gould, Lee Vanderpool, David Bohl, Francesca Bellome, Brian Staniszewski and Alyona Teeter.
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Material weaknesses - Why disclosing them before your IPO may make sense

In the past few years, more companies have reported material weaknesses in advance of their IPO. With the timing of this disclosure, companies are alerting investors but also disclosing remediation plans in their initial registration statements.


Q3 2015 IPO Watch press release

U.S. IPO activity decreased in the third quarter of 2015, as market volatility increased and investors paused to evaluate the impact of slowing growth in China and other markets, among other global macro-economic and geopolitical concerns.


Considering an IPO? An insight into the costs post-JOBS Act

The landscape for initial public offerings (IPOs) has dramatically changed from just three years ago, with 2014 setting a record for the most IPOs in terms of volume and proceeds raised in 14 years.


Executing a successful IPO

Achieving success in executing an IPO requires connecting many pieces of a complex puzzle, some of which are outside of the control of company management and its stakeholders. One thing companies can control is their own IPO preparation process.


2014 US Capital Markets watch - analysis and trends

The improving U.S. macro environment, record low interest rates, the stock market’s steady rise, and overall low volatility all contributed to strong U.S. capital markets in 2014. These market dynamics also drove initial public offering (IPO) volume leading to value highs not seen since 2000.


How non-GAAP Measures Can Impact Your IPO

A successful IPO depends on a thorough understanding of how non-GAAP measures can impact the way your company is viewed by potential investors.


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Building your company’s risk, controls and compliance ecosystem, for the IPO and beyond

Going public is a transformational event that pushes company into view of regulatory, investor, and analyst scrutiny. Companies that delay getting their risk management, compliance and compliance infrastructure in order until after the IPO may be jeopardizing their ability to reap the full benefits of going public. This paper lays out steps that will help companies establish a foundation and cover the company’s critical risks and controls, both pre-and-post IPO.


Which Markets? A guide for companies considering a listing in New York, London or Hong Kong

In recent years, a number of factors have been driving an upward trend in global debt and equity issuance. As markets and businesses become increasingly global, the decision of choosing the right exchanges becomes more challenging. A number of factors must be considered to reveal the best options, and planning early can help your company comply with listing requirements and alignment of stakeholder timelines.


Going Public? Five governance factors to focus on

This publication highlights five key governance considerations you’ll want to keep in mind as you contemplate a public offering.


Governance for Companies Going Public
What Works Best

This publication is a guide to help both directors and executives of companies planning an IPO think through the many governance decisions needed. It creates context for the IPO and the directors’ roles and covers building the board, understanding the myriad governance influences, providing proper protection for directors, and preparing for your first year as a public company.


Roadmap for an IPO: A guide to going public

Going public is a monumental decision that forever changes the way an organization does business. Once listed, a company will be under greater public scrutiny and will have to comply with a range of continuing obligations. Thinking through the requirements and developing an appropriate plan can reduce unexpected pre-initial public offering (IPO) work and post-IPO issues.


Cross-border IPOs: Choice in an uncertain world

The cross-border IPO is here to stay. This in-depth report from PwC and Baker & McKenzie, supported with data and interviews with capital markets players, explores how we got here, what’s driving the growth, and where this important trend is leading.