Is an IPO on your horizon?
An IPO in capital markets or a sale in the M&A market are valid strategic options for shareholders and entrepreneurs to consider alongside debt, loans from banks or bond offerings.
In fact, most IPO projects have a Plan B as part of a multitrack process in capital markets that can be increasingly unpredictable.
Choice of options, financial instruments and multitrack strategies
Are you ready for your IPO journey?
Today, an IPO involves strategic considerations, early preparation, a readiness assessment, good timing and consistency – before, during and after the IPO. A successful listing can be the catalyst for financing strategic acquisitions and expanding into new markets, or it can provide an exit opportunity for investors. If news on the street is positive, an IPO can increase brand reputation and awareness with customers, suppliers and employees.
The rules, requirements and best practices for IPOs are a moving target, so we have refreshed our Guide to going public.
EY’s IPO value journey
It’s vital to have a clear, well-orchestrated plan in order to capture an IPO’s full value, so a key component of the Guide to going public is our four-phased approach:
We invite you to get more insight about EY’s IPO value journey and see how we can help you consider, plan, prepare, list and succeed.
Phase 1 – Strategic considerations and IPO planning
When weighing options and determining the best moves forward, you can chart several options and consider different paths before fully committing to one choice.Continue
Phase 2 – IPO preparation
In the 6-12 months prior to an IPO, you need to do detailed preparatory work to move forward on your IPO value journey before fully committing to one choice.Continue
Phase 3 – IPO transaction
Companies looking to carry out an IPO in most main stock exchanges must present consolidated financial statements that adhere to accounting standards such as IFRS or US GAAP. Many junior markets allow national GAAP as the reporting standard.Continue
Phase 4 – Being public
Once your company goes public, the real work of running a newly public company begins. You must comply with the obligations of capital markets and meet the expectations that you set pre-IPO.Continue