Category: IPOs

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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Many Silicon Valley companies lack a ‘share price strategy,’ survey reveals

RoseRyan and Assay Investor Perspectives just released their Share Price Survey Results after meeting individually with more than 20 senior finance leaders and directors and surveying others online. We intended to gain an …

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5 qualities every public-company CFO needs

I have seen a wide range of public-company CFOs in my work at RoseRyan and I’ve been one myself, having spent 13 years at Nasdaq-listed companies between 1997 and 2009. So when a RoseRyan client considering an IPO recent…

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3 quick tips for streamlining your stock-based pay plans

Keep your employees motivated with stock-based compensation, the thinking goes, and you will be rewarded with high productivity and gains in your company’s growth track. What managers often fail to consider is that if th…

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Breakfast seminar: Will your IPO or M&A be everything it could be?

RoseRyan is presenting a free breakfast seminar, “Optimizing Your Liquidity Event: Practical Advice From the Trenches,” on June 12 in Palo Alto. It will show you how to maximize the profitability—and minimize the pai…

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Headlines from the ‘IPO Bound’ seminar

Taking your company public is a heady thought. But as soon you climb off Cloud 9, you realize there’s a lot to contemplate—including people, process and technology—as you start down that road. Three Silicon Valley ex…

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Will your equity compensation strategy take you from start-up to exit?

RoseRyan, along with the Melita Group, is presenting a free breakfast seminar, “Equity compensation: end-to-end strategies for private companies,” on October 30 in Palo Alto. Your equity compensation plan’s design an…

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Why are stock options so difficult to account for?

I attended the recent Stock Options Solutions annual conference for executives and stock plan staff from private companies targeting a liquidity event. One of my major quests was to identify why so many companies get caugh…

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