This category is for those companies that are in the process of filing to go public. They’ve made the decision, and now need to know what to do and how.
Up-C Structured IPOs
Learn about Up-C Structured IPOs and the ongoing discussions of whether this IPO strategy is really in the best interests of shareholders.
Tranched Preferred Stock
This article covers accounting for tranched preferred stock, why companies benefit from financing this way, and why investors benefit as well.
Embedded Features Overview
Understand and learn to identify embedded features economic and accounting impacts.
IPO Dividend Policies
The SEC requires companies to state their dividend policy in their registration statement. This article describes the dividend strategies that most registering companies follow.
D&O Insurance Basics
D&O insurance is an important part of running a legally and financially secure business. This article is an overview of what D&O insurance is, how it works, and which companies should get it.
The Audit Committee
Understand the role of the audit committee and how to establish an effective committee.
CFO Hiring Guide
Learn more about how a well-qualified CFO can help your company prepare for and conduct an IPO, as well as how and when you should begin your search for one.
The Use of IPO Proceeds
An IPO company is likely to raise a significant amount of capital during the IPO, but even more important than the money a company raises is how the company uses its IPO proceeds.
Guide to ESG reporting
ESG reporting can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to. Learn the basics in this article.
Tech Valuations (SaaS)
Learn the unique valuation principles that are used for technology and SaaS companies to maximize your valuation potential.
Choosing a Stock Exchange
Executives have identified five key issues to consider when choosing the right stock exchange for your company. Learn how the NYSE and Nasdaq compare on each of these issues.
Understand the value and importance of Sarbanes-Oxley as we delve into the how and why of becoming SOX compliant.
How to Form an Effective Board of Directors
Having a good Board of Directors is the key to a successful business. Learn more about the roles of the Board of Directors and how to form an effective Board in this article.
Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD)
This article introduces Reg FD and summarizes industry professionals’ insights on how to make sure public companies are Reg FD complied.
ASC 842: Impacts and Practical Guidance for Lessees
This article explores and compares the old and new lease accounting standard. Learn how a lessee properly accounts for leases under the new leasing standard
Preparing for High Growth and an IPO: Building Your Team
This article will help you to understand what steps you need to take to gather the group of people that will guarantee you navigate the high growth and IPO stage successfully.
Choosing an ERP System
ERP systems are an important aspect of a growing business. Learn when to implement and what needs to be considered before implementation.
SEC Filings Overview
Public companies are required to file registration statements, annual reports, and other forms with the SEC. Learn more about the common types of SEC filings in this article.
EY Trends in US IPO registration statements
EY produces an annual report that highlights trends related to IPO registration statements. Check out a summary of this year’s trends.
ASC 606 Adoption Considerations
The deadline to implement ASC 606 is coming quickly. Here are a few things to consider as you navigate the new revenue recognition standard.
Segment Reporting Overview
This article will help your company identify reportable segments and prepare the proper disclosures related to operating segments.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Learn the SEC’s reporting guidelines and regulations surrounding Non-GAAP financial measures in your S-1 and other filings.
An effective flux analysis can help you understand changes in your financial statements and communicate them effectively in your S-1.
Timing Your IPO — Market Windows
Provides practical advice on IPO timing. Explores factors that help identify open market windows, such as the VIX Index.
Executive Compensation and Disclosure
Top executives require top compensation. Learn the common types of the executive compensation and the required disclosure.
Common Financial Reporting Pitfalls in an S-1
An overview of the common financial-reporting pitfalls you may receive SEC comments on in your S-1 filing.
The Costs of Going Public
Understand the costs of going public. Common ways companies incur costs in an IPO, and provides an estimate of those costs.
Investment Banks and IPOs: Selecting a Bookrunner
Investment Banks perform some of the most important work in an IPO. Find out what these banks do and how to select the right one for your IPO.
This article addresses the topic of cheap stock and the complications that can arise from accounting for stock compensation plans when going public
Dives into the process of 409A evaluations that should be planned on and performed early on in the IPO process to avoid incurring unnecessary costs.
Drafting an S-1
Filing an S-1 is an essential part of the IPO process. Introduce to the different sections of an S-1 and tips on what to include and how to draft the S-1.
Audit Prep for the Big Leagues
Before you can go public, you’ll need a full-scale, GAAP audit. Get informed about how and what to prepare for your company’s pre-IPO audit.