As a company goes through the IPO process, it’s useful to have a guide that details out what senior executives should expect along each step of the way. PwC’s recently updated paper, Roadmap for an IPO: A guide to going public, aims to do just that. In the paper, we outline the first 90 days and beyond in order to help companies and senior executives feel more prepared about what’s coming and what’s expected.
After the readiness assessment and preparation stage is complete, a company moves into the IPO process execution stage. A company can generally expect a minimum of three to five months from the time it initially kicks off this process with an organizational meeting until the time it receives the dollar proceeds from the IPO. The actual length of this period depends on, among other things, the readiness of the company to go public, the development of the equity story, the availability of information that must be disclosed in the prospectus and market conditions.
Here are key steps along the way to becoming a public company:
To get more in-depth information about navigating the IPO process and to learn more about each step, check out the full paper. If you’re just getting started, see our resources around stage one – the readiness assessment.