Going Public

Adventures in the Capital Markets

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

the pros and cons of going public

what it takes to be an IPO candidate

the role of investment bankers

eight steps to doing a deal

the private placement alternative


AT SOME POINT, growing firms with exceptional revenue potential seek financing through an initial public offering (IPO) of their ownership shares to the world of individual investors and institutional investors such as pension funds and mutual funds. That event results in a significant exchange of paper ownership shares for the hard cash the firm needs for stability and expansion.

An IPO marks ...

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