Initial Public Offering (IPO)

This is FindLaw's collection of Initial Public Offering (IPO) articles, part of the Finance section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Before you make an IPO offering, you will need to ensure that your company is in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, that the company's contracts will not be negatively affected by the IPO, that existing investor agreements will not discourage new investors, and that no other existing obligations or legal difficulties result in unpleasant surprises. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Initial Public Offering (IPO) Articles
    • Issues for In-House Counsel in the IPO Process
      When it's time for your company's initial public offering of securities, a large team of lawyer, bankers, auditors, and other specialists will be assembled. Your role within this group may not be precisely defined, as outside counsel seasoned in ...

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    • Initial Public Offering Planning
      Size of the company: Typically the company must be valued at $50 million to $100 million post-offering ($30 million to $80 million pre-offering) to attract an institutional following. Review multiples of comparable companies to determine the ...

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    • Life After the IPO
      You think that the hard part is over. No more all-night drafting sessions at the printer. No more binges on the road-show. The registration statement has gone effective. You can watch your ticker symbol scroll across the TV screen in the morning ...

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    • IPOs, Internet and Media Matters
      Historically, the IPO market has been tied to the same economic factors that affect the secondary markets. Recently, however, while the broader markets have been walking through inflationary landmines, the IPO market seems to have moved away from ...

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    • Considerations of an IPO
      The decision to take a company public in the form of an initial public offering (IPO) should not be considered lightly. There are several advantages and disadvantages to being a public company, which should thoroughly be considered. This memorandum ...

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