Initial public offerings: When governance becomes a red flag

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Overview

When private companies prepare to go public, they start feeling the glare of public scrutiny. This includes review of the company’s financial performance and risk factors, of course. But it also includes probing their governance practices. 

Corporate governance concerns alone may not derail a planned IPO. But red flags in corporate governance can bring unflattering media coverage, and complicate investor relations.

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Paula Loop

Paula Loop

Governance Insights Center Leader, PwC US

Stephen G. Parker

Stephen G. Parker

Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Paul DeNicola

Paul DeNicola

Principal, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Barbara Berlin

Barbara Berlin

Managing Director, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

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