Companies seeking to go public must spend significant time planning and executing their IPOs. While it is clear that legal and regulatory requirements must be met, adopting best practices can make the process run more smoothly. Even during a downturn, companies are advised to start planning early, and their readiness assessment should include an analysis of their KPIs.
They also should implement infrastructure changes that will help them meet SEC filing requirements and structure financial statements that meet public company standards before a planned filing. These and other practices will help make the IPO process less disruptive and help the newly public company to run more smoothly.