The decision to take your company public will change your organization forever. Before you make that decision, be sure you know what’s involved as well as the reasons for and against doing it. This new guide will help you in making that decision and, if you decide to proceed, plan the transition, execute the IPO, and understand the obligations of a public company. This practical guide will provide a realistic view of what it’s like to go through the complex and demanding IPO process, useful advice for working with the SEC, tips for hiring advisers, and much more. Special sections on private equity transactions and foreign private issuers are also included. At whatever stage your company is in amid the transition from private to public, reach for this reference to deepen your understanding and help you know how to proceed.