Execute an IPO

Preparing to be a public company is more than just a one-day event. The process requires intense, long-term planning and execution, to avoid the many potential pitfalls that come with the responsibility of transitioning to life as a public entity. While market timing is outside a company’s control, preparation is not.  By planning early and striking the right balance of resources to manage the separate, yet integrated “Going Public” and “Being Public” work streams, a company can give itself the best possible chance for success when its IPO window opens.

PwC Deals Partner Mike Gould discusses the four buckets that determine the cost of an IPO.

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How non-GAAP Measures Can Impact Your IPO read more

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

PwC Deals Partner Mike Gould discusses the need for specialists to support your IPO.

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Going public is a transformational event requiring many different parts of the business to work together towards a common goal. There will be multiple workstreams, from drafting the registration statement, to preparing and auditing financial information, creating a new governance structure, preparing the roadshow and preparing the organization for life as a public company. For many companies, this will be significant cultural shift that will take time to adjust. As areas of the company collaborate on getting ready, management can easily be distracted from operational execution, but staying focused on strong business fundamentals will improve your chances for a successful IPO. 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 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.

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