“Taking Your Company Public: The IPO Process and Avoiding The Pitfalls”
NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Going public is the endgame for many emerging companies but it’s not an easy path. To assist companies, PR Newswire and Vintage Filings brought together experts to speak on the steps to IPO success.
To get the most out of this webinar, a companion whitepaper guide is available and illustrates the “back-and-forth” interactions an IPO will have with the SEC.
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The months-long process starts with retaining a law firm to engage in the process of assembling the detailed public disclosures needed in the Initial Public Offering prospectus that is included in the SEC Form S-1.
Next follows the interviewing and selecting of the investment bank or group of investment banks that will handle the underwriting to set the price and lining up the large institutional investors needed for a successful Wall Street rollout.
Finally, leading up to the IPO, company executives engage in a road show to meet with analysts, stock portfolio managers and mutual fund managers, as well as prepare for ongoing investor relations.
Host and moderator:
- Seth Farbman, President, Vintage Filings – a division of PR Newswire
- Daniel Goldberg, Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLP
- David Bocchi, Head of Investment Banking, Aegis Capital Corp.
- Jeff Corbin, CEO, KCSA Strategic Communications.
- Understanding market requirements and the groundwork for an IPO
- Is it the right time for you to start the IPO route?
- The Form S-1 Registration process – timeline and life-cycle
- The Jobs Act and IPOs
- Exchange listing discussions
- Shareholder Communications and Investor Relations
About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.
About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage Filings
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