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Best Practices for a Successful IPO

Gain a competitive advantage through the IPO process and avoid the common pitfalls that can slow down or derail a deal with best practices in Executing Effective IPO.

An initial public offering (IPO) sees a private company transform into a public company. This highly rewarding process allows a company to tap into a large pool of potential investors to provide itself with capital for future growth, repayment of debt or working capital. Despite the opportunities, there are many risks and challenges to overcome. A potentially costly, complex and time-consuming process, only those that are fully prepared are likely to succeed. According to industry best practices, a company should start preparations for an IPO event at least 18 months ahead of flotation. Executing Effective IPO, part one of four in this white paper series, focuses on the three key elements in any IPO life cycle—from making sure companies efficiently manage the all-important due diligence process to adapting a company to be ready to take its first steps as a public limited company (PLC) and the detailed work that goes into preparing and developing a prospectus, with the ultimate aim of soliciting interest from investors.

What’s covered:

  • The resources and manpower that go into planning an IPO
  • Simplifying due diligence with a virtual data room (VDR) solution that’s centralized, fully searchable and indexed
  • PLC readiness and the benefits of an internal assessment to ensure a smooth transition
  • Fine-tuning the prospectus and engaging an experienced financial print firm

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