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Mike  Gould

Mike Gould

PwC
US IPO Senior Partner
Chicago, IL, USA


Mike has more than twenty six years of experience at PwC providing accounting, financial reporting and advisory services, while based in the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Mike is a Deals partner, and serves as the IPO Services Senior Partner, where he helps his clients access the debt and equity capital markets in the US, by providing them with technical and project management advice on accounting and financial reporting issues associated with the SEC registration process, Initial Public Offerings ("IPO's"), 144a debt and equity offerings, divestitures and carve-outs, and conversions to and from IFRS and US GAAP.

Mike's specific technical knowledge focuses on accounting for carve-outs, purchase accounting, pro forma financial statements, stock compensation, principles of revenue recognition, segmental reporting, the SEC registration process and private equity exit strategies.  As a result, he frequently takes on the role of an “IPO Advisor” to help his clients both with their initial registration process, and also with the process of preparing to operate as a public company.

Mike also started the Capital Markets Advisor (CMA) business within PwC in the US, to provide clients with independent and objective advice on capital structure, capital markets, and valuation issues critical to achieving corporate objectives and positioning the company for success.

During his career, Mike has worked hundreds of IPOs and similar transactions, for both large, as well as IPO's of many smaller and mid-cap privately-held companies for private equity and other sponsors.  He has worked across a variety of industries, with an emphasis on fast growing technology, pharmaceutical and medical device and consumer goods companies.

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