In Deloitte, lead Assurance Partner Shawn Lai put together a multidisciplinary team of experts for a 12-week sprint to prepare the client for its IPO filling. He worked diligently—and fast. He had to. In the world of IPOs, twelve weeks is nothing. Nothing at all.
Shawn and the client CFO, VP of Finance, and Controller formed a tight group on speed-dial.
Within Deloitte, anyone with deep knowledge of the biotech sector suddenly found themselves very popular. A core team of ten was drawn up from Audit & Assurance, Advisory, Financial Advisory and Tax & Legal. Within Deloitte Canada, word went out – if these people rang, you picked up the phone. This was COVID.