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IPO Readiness Is Key to Success

Jan 22, 2014
From the Advisory Institute


M&A Spotlight | December 2013

With a total of 63 IPOs in the third quarter of 2013 (reflecting a 110-percent increase from Q3 2012) the IPO market looks to maintain a positive outlook in 2014. Preparing for an IPO requires taking a proactive approach to ensure your organization has taken the essential readiness steps.

This article explores key factors around IPO readiness:

  • Establishing a full IPO readiness assessment looking at key performance indicators (KPIs), including gaps in financial reporting, management reporting, and systems & processes
  • Ensuring corporate governance issues prior to going public, especially relating to certification rules within the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Establishing a more robust reporting and analysis function to maintain accurate revenue and profit projections


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Aamir Husain

Aamir Husain
KPMG U.S. National Leader, IPO Readiness