Is an IPO right for your organization? Critical considerations before embarking on a process

December 13, 2017

By David Ethridge, US IPO Services Leader, and Alan Jones, Partner, PwC Deals

In our recently released paper, Roadmap for an IPO: A guide to going public, we explore several facets of the IPO process to provide an in-depth, invaluable resource for companies considering an IPO.

Going public is a monumental decision as it forever changes how a company conducts business, subjecting an organization to greater public scrutiny and regulation. On the positive, an IPO provides access to more varied and deeper sources of capital.

While the benefits of an IPO make it an obvious attraction, it’s also imperative to understand the challenges. It’s important to know what you’re getting into  – the good, the bad and, potentially, the ugly.

How do you get there? And how do you know if it is actually the right path for you? Here are a few factors to consider when exploring whether to go public:

To get more in-depth information about the intricacies associated with an IPO, check out the full paper or contact us directly. Also, check out our recently released paper, Costs of an IPO to gain insight into the costs of going public and being public.



Colin Wittmer

Deals Leader, PwC US Email

Curt Moldenhauer

Deals Solutions Leader, PwC US Tel: +1 (408) 817 5726 Email: