Read the New York Law Journal Review of Initial Public Offerings
"There is a valuable new treatise, called “Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public,” that is quickly becoming the bible of the I.P.O. market."
—"The Deal Professor" Steven M. Davidoff
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The new second edition of Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public provides battle-tested, real-world advice on how to create a winning IPO. Packed with best practices, planning tips, checklists and sample documents to help implement its guidance, Initial Public Offerings gives you the actionable insight you need to:
Numerous developments — originating from the SEC, Congress, and the private sector — continue to change the IPO landscape.
Completely revised and substantially expanded, the second edition addresses key changes in legal requirements and market practices of critical interest to IPO companies, lawyers, and market professionals alike. Among other new and updated topics, the book covers the impact of the JOBS Act on private company fundraising, pre-IPO activities, Form S-1 disclosure requirements, and the IPO process; ongoing changes in corporate governance requirements and practices; and important developments in accounting preparation, SEC review, and underwriting practices. The new edition also includes updated market data, IPO forms, and planning tips to help ensure a smooth IPO in the post-Dodd-Frank, post-JOBS Act world.
Updated at least once a year and hailed by executives, entrepreneurs, general counsel, investment bankers and venture capitalists alike as the definitive IPO guide, Initial Public Offerings is an essential resource for anyone planning to go public. Here’s what market leaders are saying about this book:
“There is no better practical tool for anyone needing an in-depth, step-by-step guide to the IPO process. Anyone embarking on the IPO road will benefit from the book’s insights on dealing with the SEC, and from its practical advice on every business and corporate governance issue that must be addressed in taking an enterprise public.”
—Larry Sonsini, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
“If you need one book on the public offering process, this is it. This masterful work explains the financial, governance and legal realities of the IPO process from a perspective valuable to entrepreneurs, first-time issuers, young attorneys, and grizzled veterans alike.”
—Joseph A. Grundfest, William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business and Co-Director, Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School
“There’s nothing I like more than practical guidance. And this book sure fits the bill as a detailed step-by-step guide that every practitioner should have. A perfect starter’s kit.”
—Broc Romanek, Editor of The CorporateCounsel.net
“This book provides a comprehensive, yet practical and usable guide, to the IPO process — and will be invaluable to the CEO, CFO, and board members of any company that is planning to go public.”
—Christopher T. Pasko, Senior Managing Director, Corporate and M&A Advisory Services, The Blackstone Group
“The essential IPO guide for venture capitalists and the companies they fund.”
—Jonathan A. Flint, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, Polaris Ventures
“Both informative and entertaining, this book draws on a wealth of personal and institutional knowledge and experience to explain and demystify the IPO process. All participants in the process — even the hardiest veterans — will find something in this book that they didn’t know before they picked it up.”
—Keith F. Higgins, Ropes & Gray LLP
“An invaluable and comprehensive resource for the experienced practitioner and novice entrepreneur alike.”
—Richard D. Truesdell, Jr., Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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