Choosing to raise capital through an initial public offering is a transformative event for a company's board of directors, management team and employees that brings with it organizational change, broadened constituencies, numerous reporting requirements and new demands on executives’ time. Whether a company has recently decided to go public or has already selected its underwriters, the period leading up to an IPO involves a great deal of planning, coordination and preparation.
LHA has the experience to support each step of the process. Typically our work involves formulating positioning, messaging and metrics; making critical decisions about reportable metrics, guidance and other disclosure issues; road-testing the investment thesis; assisting in determining the syndicate; preparing for the IPO roadshow and establishing a best-in-class IR infrastructure.
Our goal, like yours, is to ensure a smooth transition to the public equity marketplace.