Taking your company public will change your organization. Before you make the decision, be sure you know what’s involved in going public – as well as the reasons for and against doing so. To help you make that decision, we at Crowe are happy to offer this guide. And if the decision is to proceed, this publication will help you plan the transition, execute the initial public offering (IPO), and meet the obligations of a public company.
The road from a private company to a publicly traded one is long, with tasks to accomplish, procedures to follow, and decisions to be made at every turn. We provide a realistic view of what it’s like to go through the complex IPO process and practical advice for assembling the team, hiring advisers, registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), maintaining investor relations, and taking the many additional actions the company will be required to execute.