IPO: Managing responsibilities within the company

Equity capital markets (ECM)

An initial public offering (“IPO”) is a major corporate exercise which requires commitment from all parties involved. To ensure the IPO proceeds smoothly, a company seeking for listing may consider:

1. Identify the relevant persons within the company who are responsible for providing information relating to legal, secretarial, financial, accounting and business/operational matters. Make this known to the IPO due diligence working group.

2. Determine the responsibilities and information flow within the company- who within the company would review and provide comments for IPO submission documents; whether the respective representatives of the company would provide their comments to the IPO advisers separately or whether it would be more efficient if all comments are consolidated before circulated to the IPO advisers.


This post was first posted on Linkedin on 11 January 2021.


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