Identify and Evaluate Your Weaknesses
Before your company goes public, investigators will review your financials, your operations, and every other aspect of your business inside and out. They will do this to determine the value of your company and ultimately the price per share that will be offered. To avoid complications, you need to understand which areas may be problematic. Our team of industry experts can help you identify those areas that can result in loss of value and work with you to shore up those weaknesses so that you can maximize the value of your company and get the best possible return on your IPO.
Consider Sensitive Information
Another factor you should consider is what information you have that you may not want to be known to outsiders. Sometimes you have to disclose sensitive information, but you may not. In other instances, it may be a matter of making sure your records accurately reflect the reality of the situation so as to not give the wrong impression. You may have trade secrets or other proprietary information that needs to be protected. The bottom line is that you want to take inventory of your sensitive information before you begin the IPO review. You don’t want to be surprised when the review team is requesting access to information you would rather not disclose. Our people can perform a 360-degree review and can help you strategize how to handle this information so that there are no unpleasant surprises or damaging disclosures.
Getting Your House in Order
When going public, you want to make sure everything is up to date, organized, and reflective of the true value of your company. You want to go into your review with the underwriting team fully prepared. In the middle of trying to grow your business, take that next step, and get the investment capital you need, it can be difficult to take the steps necessary to prepare for your IPO. We can help – with an extensive network of accountants, lawyers, and other industry professionals, we can help you get your house in order so that the valuation process goes as smoothly as possible.
Selling Your Business
When you are going public, you are selling more than just shares of your company – you are selling your vision, your life’s work. As much as we want to believe otherwise, the raw data rarely tells the whole story. We can help you tell your company’s story so that you get the full value of your effort when the time is right.