Chapter 12The Mechanics of an Initial Public Offering

Let us assume that your company has taken all of the preparatory steps discussed in Chapter 11 and has made its selection of the lead underwriter. This chapter looks at the process of taking the company public, from the organizational meeting through to the stock offering and certain post-offering matters. It is imperative that you and your managers understand the planning and registration process before you pursue a public offering of your company’s securities. You can save a lot of time and expense if you begin the planning process early, developing methods of operation and formulating strategies for your company’s growth. As with any contemplated method of capital formation, going public ...

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