Ready ... set ... go

  • Share

Session recap

Preparing for an IPO is all about that: preparation. That was the resounding message shared by panelists Michael B. Capilouto of EY; Dr. Pamela Marrone, CEO/Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations; Ricardo Nuñez, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of HD Supply; and David Peinsipp, Partner with Cooley LLP, in a discussion moderated by Barclays Managing Director Will Bowmer.

Well-prepared companies, panelists agreed, begin the IPO process 12 to 24 months early. Start with the question, “Are you ready to be a public company?” If not, then ask, “What aspects must you bolster?”

IPO readiness requires the right team, from both inside and outside your company. While holes will need filling, engage experienced external advisors and employ strategies to keep key team members engaged throughout the IPO and beyond.

During an IPO, you have to focus on two things: running the business and executing the IPO. Consider having other team members take over key responsibilities of the day-to-day business while you, the CEO and CFO, focus on the IPO.

Ready ... set ... go


Will Bowmer speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Will Bowmer
Managing Director



Michael Capilouto speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Michael B. Capilouto
Partner, Transaction Accounting Leader for Financial Accounting Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. Pamela Marrone speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Dr. Pamela Marrone
Marrone Bio Innovations

Ricardo Nuñez speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Ricardo Nuñez
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
HD Supply

David Peinsipp speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

David Peinsipp
Cooley LLP

Thinking about an IPO? Looking for insights? Visit the EY Global IPO Center.