Before going public, a company must first assess the people, processes, and technology that are necessary as part of its IPO readiness process.
Proper planning for an IPO enables companies to avoid costly delays and better prepare for life post-IPO. Here are some key areas to consider when preparing to enter the public markets:
- Accounting, Reporting & Compliance: Accounting support, audit readiness, internal controls review, internal audit support, controls design, due diligence
- Technology Optimization: Vendor selection, IT strategy, IT compliance and security, enterprise applications
- Business Performance: Change management, organization design, process benchmarking and design, metrics and performance indicators, project and program management
Are these activities on your company’s IPO checklist? Addressing these areas early on will give you time to make immediate changes and establish long-term transformation priorities. Proper planning also provides confidence that the company is doing everything it can to perform at the highest levels—something every investor will find appealing.
For more information about how MorganFranklin can assist your organization, visit our IPO Readiness services page.