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Preparing For IPO

An initial public offer sounds enticing, but in reality it is a huge step and undertaking for any business. It can drain capital and consume resources with stringent reporting. What should be considered before you embark on an IPO?

The Cost Of Going Public

by Justin Audcent

A common question from companies considering an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is: what will be the cost?

Restructuring The Board To Be 'Investor Ready'

by Justin Audcent

The function and expectations of a board of directors can change significantly when a company decides to bring in external investors, for example through venture capital or an initial public offering (IPO).

Share-based Incentive Schemes: Optimising The Benefits

by David Nairn and Craig McCormick

Companies preparing for an Initial Public Offer (IPO) often take the opportunity to incentivise directors and employees through the issue of shares (or options to acquire shares), either as a once-off event or, more often, as part of an ongoing incentive programme. Not infrequently, the design and implementation of such a plan are amongst the last matters to be addressed.

Why Pursue An Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

by HLB MannJudd

Pursuing an IPO is a significant step in the life of any company. The listing process can be costly and disruptive and, once listed, the business is subject to an increased level of reporting requirements and public scrutiny, as well as pressure from shareholders to meet earnings and dividend forecasts and maintain a rising share price.

Weighing Up The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Listing

by George Tanewski

The allure of going public is ever present in the minds of firm owners. However, family business owners who are seriously contemplating going public need to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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