Category: IPOs

IPO, M&A: Big changes ahead require smart moves at every step

Companies that have made it past the startup stage and are growing like gangbusters have beaten the odds. They’re not only surviving but making it. They’ve branched out their customer base and perhaps their geographic …

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View the finance work around the IPO as a marathon, not a sprint

Going public takes endurance. The whole process—from the decision to go IPO, to the S-1 filing and the roadshow, to the first day of trading and then the post-IPO phase—usually takes longer than expected and puts a maj…

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On the road to IPO? 6 obstacles to avoid at all costs

All eyes are on you when your company goes IPO. Everyone, it seems, wants to know the company’s every move—its past results, its risks, its future projections. Working at a newly public company can make employees feel …

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Can you handle the IPO tsunami?

Executives who take on an IPO ride a long and sometimes unpredictable wave from start to finish. There’s all the debate over whether going public is part of the company’s grand plan, when to make the move, how the busi…

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Hot deals, talent wars and ‘winning’ entrepreneurs: Just another day in Menlo Park

Optimism in the air—that was the first thing you would have noticed at an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® reception at the Rosewood Sand Hill last week. As I walked through the hotel’s reception area, I couldn’t miss …

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The 4 stages of the business lifecycle and how to recognize what you need next

Many companies tend to follow similar patterns as they adapt and change over time. The trajectory is known as the business lifecycle, and we’ve identified four particular stages that companies typically move through from…

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Full steam ahead for 2015 and beyond

Halfway through the decade, with the Great Recession slipping farther and farther into the rearview mirror, corporate leaders are pushing onward and upward. Nowhere is this more evident than in the San Francisco Bay Area w…

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Why getting the right finance team in place is essential after your IPO

Look at that new public company over there with its carefully chosen ticker symbol, brand-new source of capital and sense of relief among its senior leaders. They have finally achieved the milestone of going public that th…

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4 things no one’s telling you about SOX compliance

The JOBS Act granted some relief from the burdens of SOX for emerging growth companies, and while any relief was most welcome, the changes brought on some confusion. And it hasn’t abated even three years later. There’s…

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Master these 6 things after your IPO and you’ll have a well-oiled public company

Talk about hype. There’s so much hoopla surrounding the decisions and details that go into the initial public offering and day of the offering itself. Just consider how much we all heard about Chinese e-commerce company …

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