What are the requirements? Should I go to Euronext, AIM, London Stock Exchange? Do I need a 3-year track record? How much does it cost? What are the ongoing costs and benefits of listing?
Capital markets are becoming increasingly complex and impact all of us in our day-to-day jobs. If you want to IPO, an advanced planning is vital. Proper planning can take up to 18 months and many IPOs are delayed - or even fail - because the amount of work required to prepare is underestimated. At best, delay will result in your company incurring higher costs; at worst, a window of opportunity is being missed altogether. That is why proper planning for an IPO not only pays dividends; it is an essential part of being ready for the inevitable change to the business that going public demands.
Deloitte can undertake a short readiness assessment across key areas of your business. IPO Readiness service helps you in identifying potential deficiencies across key business areas that may prevent you in being ready to IPO. We will then work with you to resolve these issues to ensure you are ready to IPO when you want rather than when you can.
When you decide to go public, it is important to get the IPO process right first time. Handled correctly, a successful IPO will be both hugely exciting and a landmark achievement. Nearly all companies underestimate the strain that an IPO process will put on their resources. As a result many timetables slip which can result in the opportunity being missed.
Deloitte's IPO Assist service provides support when and where you need it by working as an integrated part of your team. Our approach is to provide you with the right level of assistance to complement your existing skills and resources. This enables the CFO and executive teams to focus on the essentials - such as developing the strategy as a listed company and communicating the value of the business - as well as maintaining the day-to-day focus on running the business. 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.