Execute an IPO

Going public is, in every sense, a transformational event. It requires significant effort and the many different parts of your business to work together towards a common goal. Learn about what you’ll need to consider at every stage, before and beyond your IPO.

Potential issues

Choosing your market
One of the most important (and earliest) decisions you’ll have to make is the market on which to float your company. Today there are more viable options for companies than ever before.
The decision you make will profoundly affect not only your valuation and your on-going relationship with investors - it will also impact your structure, processes and strategy into the foreseeable future.

Getting IPO ready
You’ll need to have a well-thought-out business plan and corporate structure, a compelling equity story, and appropriate governance, financial and IT systems in place. And you’ll need to be ready, from day one, to address new requirements around regulatory compliance, operations, risk management, reporting, investor relations, and much more.

Executing your IPO
From strategy, accounting, reporting, financial systems, governance, media and investor relations, to treasury and financial risk management, legal, tax, HR, technology—every piece of the puzzle must be in place and connected before you proceed.
Each market has its own rules and its own regulatory landscape and risks to navigate. That’s why it is so important to work with an independent advisor that has the people, presence and experience to help you execute your IPO—in whatever market (or markets) you select.

Being public
Once listed, your company will be under far greater public scrutiny than ever before, with a vastly expanded universe of stakeholders - and a significantly larger portfolio of new risks, and obligations, to manage. Any weakness in systems or failure to comply with regulations may cause a loss of investor confidence - not to mention reputational damage, and the potential for significant company damage as well.

How can we help?

With our in-depth knowledge of the rules and regulations governing all of the capital markets, we are well placed to help you navigate every phase of this critical and extremely complex process.

Among the many services we can provide:

  • Industry and peer group analysis
  • Comparison of stock exchange requirements
  • IPO readiness assessment
  • Pre-IPO valuation
  • Due diligence and listing support services
  • Ongoing advice to listed entities on transaction related and other requirements