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Strategies for Going Public: The Changing Landscape for IPOs

Fourth edition: Fall 2012


The market for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) has never been more complex or challenging. The legacy of the financial crisis and the economic volatility that continues to impact the markets, have made investors even more diligent in their scrutiny of IPOs. Moreover, new legislation introduced since the crisis has only added to the complexity of these transactions. In particular, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) have added many new requirements and considerations to the IPO process. Finally, timing is critical and essential, and being able to take advantage of windows of opportunity is key to a successful IPO.

The fourth edition of “Strategies for Going Public: The changing landscape for IPOs,” published by Deloitte in collaboration with American Stock Transfer & Trust Company and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, aims to help organizations effectively prepare for an IPO. It provides a straightforward explanation of the process, highlights the common technical terms and language encountered during an IPO, and outlines the new regulatory requirements that organizations will need to take into account as they seek to “go public.”

An IPO is an important event in the life of an organization as it seeks to grow. Executing the IPO is the initial step in being a public company. We hope that this publication takes away some of the mystery and uncertainty surrounding the process and acts as a useful guide as your organization begins its IPO journey.

If you would like to talk with one of our IPO specialists, or request a hard copy of the publication, please contact Sandy Pfeffer.

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