Going Public

USA, New York, Wallstreet, Bˆrse

Thinking of taking your company public with an Initial Public Offering? Then you’ll no doubt want to exhaustively research the subject. We can’t list out all the pros and cons for your particular scenario, but we can provide you with some valuable resources on the subject. Check out our Going Public guide.

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A New Way to Measure IPO Success

McKinsey QuarterlyThe double-digit first-day jump, celebrated as the measure of success for an IPO, must be replaced by metrics that include longer-term vision.

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Year in Review: Are IPOs Gone for Good?

WSJ.comIt wasn't exactly the best year to take a company public: Lending was tight, unemployment was high and the business outlook remained murky at best, leaving investors wary of big bets. In 2010, just...

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Silicon Valley's IPO Anxiety

FortuneWaves of pessimistic analysis can become self-reinforcing and began to influence rather than just inform.

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Why CEOs Don't Owe Shareholders a Return on Market Value

HBRNo CEO can keep their company marching ahead of expectations forever.

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IPO Central - IPO Filings

Hoovers tracks upcoming IPOs and and provides in-depth information IPO Filings

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General Motors IPO Insights From HBS Faculty

What are some of the key issues General Motors faces with its recent IPO?

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The Global “Idea” Market

Innovation and International Trade in Technology

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Visa's IPO Victory

The company's initial offering was a hit and a rare sign of strength in a weakened stock market. But the post-Visa IPO landscape looks bleak

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Why Has IPO Underpricing Changed Over Time

Why has underpricing changed over time? We explore three non-mutually exclusive explanations: changing risk composition, a realignment of incentives, and a changing issuer objective function.

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A Guide to the Initial Public Offering Process

In this paper, Cornell outline the process by which companies are brought to market in an initial public offering. Their goals are to delineate the specific steps that are required in an IPO, to...

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There's More than One Way to IPO

BThe CEO and founder of Reed's Ginger Brew talks about the unusual path to his company's recent IPO, which raised $8 million

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Popular Stories

Problems At GM May Just Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

FortuneAmmann may be singing a different tune in 10 days or so when GM (GM, Fortune 500) reports April sales results. Its performance so far in 2014 has been shaky, with market share seven-tenths of a point below 2013 and overall sales down 2%. Some brands are already showing weakness. In March, sales of...

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Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline On Mexico Fraud

BloombergCitigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said he expects others to be disciplined after the bank fired an employee linked to a suspected $400 million fraud at the company’s Mexico unit. “One person has already been terminated,” Corbat said today at the firm’s annual meeting in...

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Richard Branson Wants A Transparent Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin MagazineSir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Galactic airlines was the first to accept bitcoins for space flight, recently described bitcoin as “the pioneer of a global currency” in an interview in the April issue of Delta’s SKY Magazine. Branson clearly believes in bitcoin. Not only is he accepting it,...

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Netflix Speaks Out Against Comcast Merger

NYTNetflix on Monday voiced strong opposition to Comcast’s planned $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, even while confirming that it was raising subscription prices.

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A Business Partnership Is Like A Marriage

IncYou spend ample time dating before you get married, and you should treat your relationship with a potential business partner the same way. Entering into a business partnership is a serious commitment of time, money and reputation. Knowing as much as possible about your business partner before...

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The Story Behind The ‘Geek’ CEO Of Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox

Business InsiderIn June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, CEO Mark Karpeles turned to the comedy science fiction novel "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy".

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Amid Huge Losses, Square Could Sell Soon

Business InsiderSquare Inc has been in talks with several rivals for a possible sale as the mobile payments startup looks to stem widening losses and dwindling cash, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company spoke to Google Inc earlier this year about a possible sale,...

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Microsoft Will Close Nokia Acquisition This Week

GigaomMicrosoft and Nokia have jumped through of all the regulatory and financial hoops and ironed out all of the last-minute transactional details. On Friday, Microsoft will officially complete its acquisition of Nokia’s handset group, Microsoft announced in its blog on Monday.

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5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Wow Potential Investors

Fast CompanyWomen are making progress in the small-business world, but it could be better-and honing financing skills helps. Here are five tips on how they can increase their odds of getting funding:

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Neil Young’s Viral Kickstarter Campaign Has Generated $6.2M

IncNeil Young is on a mission to rescue the art of recorded sound, and thanks to his recent Kickstarter effort, he might pull it off. His widely publicized campaign for the Pono music player, a portable device that aims to deliver sound as rich as your grandfather's vinyl, generated $6.2 million in...

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What Corporate Boards Can Learn From Delaware

FortuneThe role of the board is to manage and supervise the activities of the corporation for the benefit of the common stockholders. That is, the board is a "steward" of the common stockholder, which means (according to Delaware law) that they are responsible for helping guide and advise the CEO on how...

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The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies In Finance

Fast CompanyYou'd think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches to move cash from one place to another.

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Twitter Co-Founders, CEO Have No Plans To Sell Shares

ForbesTwitter’s IPO cemented co-founders Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey among the billionaire ranks, and boosted CEO Dick Costolo’s personal wealth — but none of them will be cashing out any time soon. In a new SEC filing on Monday morning, Twitter announced that those three key insiders “have no...

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How To Pitch Warren Buffett In 60 Seconds

FortuneIn front of a standing-room-only crowd at a Rice University auditorium Thursday night, business plan contestants set the scene: A would-be student entrepreneur walks into an elevator with Warren Buffett. They have 30 floors -- or 60 seconds -- to get him to invest in their company.

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Why Golden Parachutes Are Bad For Business

FortuneNow that David Letterman is leaving his Late Show on CBS, his former protégé Craig Ferguson reportedly stands to make at least $8 million -- but not for replacing him, since Stephen Colbert has actually landed that gig. Ferguson gets compensated simply for not landing Letterman's spot, which...

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