The IPO: a transformation, not a transaction

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A successful listing on one of the world's capital markets, while always the culmination of months or years of hard work, can provide benefits such as:

  • Access to financing to complete a strategic acquisition
  • Opportunities to expand your business into new markets
  • An exit opportunity for your private equity or other investors
  • Improved perceptions of your business and brand with customers, suppliers and employees

An IPO marks a turning point in the life of a company. Exceptional enterprises don't view an IPO as simply a financial transaction, but rather, recognize it as a complex transformation from private to public and start their IPO journey well-informed and well-prepared.

IPOs and strategic transactions at the 2017 US Strategic Growth Forum

“A CEO’s guide to strategic transactions” was the theme of our special program at the 2017 US Strategic Growth Forum, held in Palm Springs, CA, November 15-19, 2017.

In this session, prominent transaction executives provided an overview of the recent activity and trends guiding the US and global capital markets and share their 2018 IPO and M&A outlook. You can now watch this session, which was live-streamed from the Strategic Growth Forum, on-demand.

Watch 2018 IPO and M&A outlook

EY webcast: "Looking behind the declining number of public companies – trends in US capital markets and the impact on capital formation."

  • The decline in the total number of US public companies
  • The attractiveness of US public capital markets today
  • The growing vibrancy of private capital markets
  • Recent policy actions impacting capital formation

Originally aired June 15, 2017 and now available on demand.

Livestream: The future of IPOs: are you ready to embrace the change?

The public market is evolving, and several emerging trends are shaping how companies operate and grow. What does this mean for the existing IPO landscape?

In this Livestream event from May 18, 2017, we explored the impact of innovation and regulatory change on how businesses successfully plan for growth as they go from private to public.

Watch the event now.

Q3 2017 US IPO Trends

EY - Q3 2017 Global IPO Report

For a full breakdown of the latest IPO activity around the world, read the latest EY Global IPO Trends Report.

EY - Q3 2017 Global IPO Report Q3 2017 Global IPO Report
2017 global IPO activity is set to outpace 2016. Read more about the market outlook in our latest report.


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Q2 2017 Global IPO Trends Report
Q1 2017 Global IPO Trends Report
Q4 2016 Global IPO Trends Report
Q3 2016 Global IPO Trends Report
Q2 2016 Global IPO Trends Report

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