We work as an integrated part of your team to produce specific deliverables, which enables your management team to focus their attention on other areas of the IPO. Our approach is to provide you with the right level of assistance to complement your existing skills and resources. We never forget that it’s your IPO, and we can offer as much or as little support as you need, from hands on, long-term deployments to niche deliverables to plug any gaps. If you would like to know the answer to any of the following questions then Deloitte’s IPO Assist team can support you.
Project Management and planning. How do I plan and manage the complex IPO process?
Our role: Undertaking a readiness assessment to determine key hurdles, designing a project plan of required work streams and delivery timetable, tracking issues and reporting progress, and managing closing date priorities.
Forecasting. How do I compile a financial forecast model suitable for the requirements of an IPO?
Our role: Develop a robust forecast model which will support a detailed working capital review, including integrated primary statements, providing analysis in a format that the bank and reporting accountants need, allowing sensitivity scenarios to be run, and including consideration of bank covenants.
Financial Reporting Procedures (FRPs). How do I ensure my company’s FRPs are appropriate for a public listed company?
Our role: Completing an FRP diagnostic and providing control recommendations, designing specific controls to address identified deficiencies, preparing detailed FRP board papers and memoranda including entity level controls, financial IT systems, and management reporting.
Prospectus. The prospectus plays a critical role in the marketing of the business – how do I optimise this?
Our role: Assisting with the preparation of an Operational and Financial Review, including key performance indicators, pro forma financial information, tax section and capitalisation & indebtedness table.
IFRS. Conversions IFRS is the required format for my company’s accounts – where do I start?
Our role: Analysing GAAP differences, preparing the Historical Financial Information in an appropriate format with IFRS company disclosures, collating appropriate evidence so that IPO audits run smoothly, and advising on the post float reporting requirements.
Taxation. How can I structure my IPO to incentivise the owners and employees and optimise the attractiveness to potential investors?
Our role: Advising on an appropriate vehicle for listing to meet investor’s tax needs, designing executive remuneration strategies which align shareholder and management interests, remodelling future tax liabilities for inclusion in the working capital model and implementing pre IPO share schemes for management and employees.