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IPO readiness timeline

Your journey from private to public company

Planning, executing and managing an IPO is a complex task for any organization and preparation for the journey is the secret to success. The better prepared a company is, the more efficient and less costly the process can be.­

While the planning process for an IPO can start the day a company is incorporated or as late as months before a public offering, we recommend that an orderly plan be executed over a one to two-year period. If you are thinking about going public, it’s time to begin an IPO readiness assessment that can help guide your next steps. A thorough assessment can help you determine where your company stands and then identify and prioritize the gaps in public company preparedness.­­

Our illustrative IPO readiness timeline can help you understand your journey to going public. Simply select the quarter you would like to price your IPO.



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Insights into the cost of going public

A realistic expectation of costs can help improve budgeting, limit surprises and ensure alignment with management, boards and other stakeholders.

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Roadmap for an IPO

Preparation is the secret to success. The better prepared a company is, the more efficient and less costly the process can be.

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Mike Bellin

IPO Services Co-Leader, PwC US

David Ethridge

IPO Services Co-Leader, PwC US

Mike Gould

Partner, Deals, PwC US

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