Navigating the IPO process

The IPO process is rarely smooth and often involves challenges and obstacles. It can take four to five months, depending on factors like market conditions and the availability of information the SEC requires. Trusted advisers are a must, yet even they can have trouble overcoming certain roadblocks. Sometimes a temporary hiatus from the process is the best approach, such as when markets are volatile.

The IPO process involves five main phases:

  • Company evaluation
  • Underwriter due diligence
  • SEC registration
  • Exchange listing
  • Marketing to investors

The journey from private to public company requires great effort, but the result can bring significant benefits and rewards.

Learn what an IPO entails

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