Going public through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is a unique, exciting and challenging process that can have many benefits, such as greater liquidity.
Like any initiative that brings long-term rewards, going public is not without its challenges: complex accounting rules and reporting requirements, pressures on time and resources, and managing new stakeholders—the board, shareholders, and, possibly, new management. But you can confidently face the challenges of an IPO, in Canada or in another market, if you are well informed and prepared for what lies ahead.
At KPMG, we work with our clients throughout the IPO process. We believe in helping clients understand the IPO market and what is involved in every step of the way—from making an informed decision, to preparing for and executing an IPO, to operating as a public company.
Our 96-page book, Going Public, provides a practical, realistic perspective on the IPO process for the Canadian IPO market, as well as for markets in the US and UK—from the decision to start, through to the unique demands of public company operations.