MorganFranklin Consulting is an international services firm that delivers business consulting and technology solutions to public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients. To learn more about how MorganFranklin can assist your organization, visit our IPO Readiness services page.

Preparing to go public requires careful planning, coordination, and discipline. IPO readiness spans all aspects of the business—and it can transform the way a company operates from top to bottom. The real trick is to focus not just on preparing for the IPO, but also to put in place the systems, processes, controls, and reporting needed to operate successfully after the filing occurs.

Remember that all processes are affected and even minor issues can become significant to the investor community. Just because a private company has been audited does not mean that it is ready for the public markets. IPO readiness is no longer solely focused on finance activities. As illustrated above, in recent years, traditional views of IPO readiness as a solely finance-focused activity have shifted. Today’s IPO readiness includes broader capabilities gained through a combination of process improvement and technology optimization.

How could this new view of IPO readiness change the playing field for your organization and open doors for opportunities to infuse efficiencies and add value?