IPO preparedness

Cover every important aspect of your deal as you prepare for an IPO 

Timing is critical for an initial public offering (IPO), but there can be many considerations and requirements that must be completed before the deal can go through. Crowe can help your portfolio company prepare for and manage the IPO from the registration process throughout the deal and beyond, helping you address every critical step so you don't miss a thing.
Guide to going public

A guide to going public 

With this comprehensive guide, weigh the pros and cons of going public, get a realistic view of the process, and learn tips on how to structure your deal and get the most value out of your IPO.
IPO registration process
IPO registration process

Six ways to address high-risk areas before your IPO 

As you prepare for your IPO, focus on deep coverage in all high-risk areas rather than broad coverage across all financial statement accounts. Crowe recommends that you:

  • Establish corporate governance and compliance programs at least 18 months before filing the second U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Form 10-K
  • Ensure that all financial statements conform to SEC requirements and are performed by a company registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
  • Develop a Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404 compliance program
  • Build an IPO preparedness plan at least six months prior to any contemplated IPO
  • Have IT systems in place and functioning prior to an IPO
  • Consider pre-IPO tax strategies