New guide helps companies who have an interest in going public

Crowe releases free “Guide to Going Public”


CHICAGO (Nov. 11, 2015) To help companies navigate their way through the process of becoming a public company, a free report, “Reaching the Pinnacle: A Guide to Going Public and Living as a Public Company,” is now available. Produced by Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., the guide offers practical information on what is involved when a private company “goes public” by registering an initial public offering (IPO) of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).   

To download the guide, visit  

“The road from being a private company to becoming a publicly traded one is complex, with strategy to consider, tasks to accomplish and decisions to be made at every turn,” said Rick Ueltschy, Crowe Horwath LLP public company audit services leader. “Our guide provides a realistic view of what it's like to go through the complex IPO process and offers practical advice for assembling your team, hiring advisers, registering with the SEC, maintaining investor relations and taking the many additional necessary actions companies will be required to execute.”

Divided into four sections, the comprehensive guide includes the following topics:

  • Deciding whether to go public: why go public, key considerations and options for going public, timing and costs;
  • Planning to go public: pre-IPO tasks, the SEC registration process and the reporting requirements of being a public company; 
  • Registering with the SEC: the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act), interaction with the SEC during the IPO and initial filing processes
  • Living as a public company: SEC reporting requirements, effectively managing the SEC comment letter process on periodic filings and current reports and other SEC regulations


About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 120 countries around the world.


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