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IPO Readiness

Preparing for an IPO

Deloitte aids businesses with initial public offerings (IPO) readiness by assisting in evaluating and implementing the requirements for going public and reporting as a public company. Our Financial Accounting & Reporting (FA&R) professionals focus on:

  • Comprehensive IPO readiness assessments
  • Development of IPO/S-1 roadmaps and detailed project plans
  • Preparation of Management's Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) and other sections of S-1
  • Preparation of draft financial statements, including carve-outs, businesses acquired and pro formas
  • Advice on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting process and resource requirements
  • Development of SEC reporting calendar and ongoing reporting package
  • Earnings per share (EPS) calculation design/methodology
  • Segment analysis, policy and process assistance
  • Advice on the development of disclosure controls and investor relations activities
  • Advice on SEC comment letter responses
  • Project management IPO activities

Learn more about getting Ready for the IPO spotlight.

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