IPO, private financing and SPAC advisory

Providing IPO support to companies looking to build on growth opportunities.

How we work with companies seeking private financing

Leading a high-growth private company is an exciting endeavor, but not without its challenges. Careful planning and navigation are required, including when it comes to financing activities. EY professionals work with companies seeking private financing, providing insights and advice on transaction preparation and structure, process and timing, and other real-world considerations.

We help companies gain confidence and clarity in navigating:

  • What’s going on in today’s private and public capital markets
  • Private capital fundraising options across the capital structure
  • The merits and considerations of going public vs. staying private, and how companies evaluate IPO, SPAC merger and direct listing paths in light of their transaction goals
  • The benefits of a strategic readiness approach in preparing for potentially transformative transactions

How we help companies confidently navigate paths to going public

Going public involves a transformation of an organization’s people, processes and culture. Our seasoned professionals leverage extensive experience across all the key readiness areas necessary for your journey in going public, either by IPO, direct listing or SPAC merger.

Our latest thinking

How private companies can choose the right path on the IPO journey

Assess your IPO readiness and launch a successful deal.

08 Nov 2023 Jeffrey Grabow + 1

Hope returns to the IPO market as recent deals test investor sentiment

IPO market tests investor confidence. Learn more.

18 Oct 2023 Rachel Gerring + 1

Back to basics for IPOs?

More traditional approaches in the IPO market may become fashionable again when the US-based new issue window reopens

31 Aug 2023 Rachel Gerring + 1

How private companies are navigating today’s turbulent capital markets

After a difficult stretch, there is optimism that capital markets are emerging from their downturn.

23 Aug 2023 Jeffrey Grabow

IPO activity still slow in 1H 2023, but market conditions are improving

The first half of 2023 saw continued slow pace of IPOs. However, market trends signal hope for a turnaround.

25 Jul 2023 Rachel Gerring + 1

What will it take for the IPO market to return?

Q1 2023 brought subdued IPO activity, in line with Q1 2022, but far below comparable periods over the last 10 years. However, optimism remains.

20 Apr 2023 Rachel Gerring + 1

    EY US guide to going public

    An IPO can be a strategic transformational event in the lifecycle of a company. Use this for an overview of the paths to going public, and key considerations to assess.


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