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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CEO Insight & Commentary

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

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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5 Ways To Fumble The 5 Minute Investor Pitch

IncPersuading someone to part with his or her money in exchange for a stake in your startup is one of the most important things you can do to protect its future. Yet countless entrepreneurs sabotage themselves in the first five minutes of meeting a venture capitalist. Here's what not to do.

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Why Women Should Negotiate For Higher Salaries

BusinessweekWomen, who make an average of 77¢ for every dollar men do, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, have it especially hard when it comes to getting paid. For women, learning to aptly negotiate—a crucial aspect of long-term professional success—is replete with obstacles. They’re often cited for...

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Citigroup CEO Faces Biggest Failure

ReutersCitigroup Inc Chief Executive Mike Corbat prepares to talk to investors on Monday about the bank's biggest failure during his 18-month tenure, his biggest struggle may be with how little he knows about the reason he failed.

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BlackBerry CEO Sets 2-Year Goal To Cut Device Reliance

BloombergBlackBerry Ltd. John Chen is giving himself two years to overhaul the smartphone maker and offset declining handset demand with sales of software that connects computers with all manner of machines, from cars to heart monitors.

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BlackBerry CEO: We Won’t Make Phones If We Can’t Make Money

NBC At long last, BlackBerry is willing to stop making phones if it continues to lose money. "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told Reuters in an article posted Thursday. Chen will make his decision in an unspecified but "short" time...

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EU Takes Aim At CEO Paychecks

FortuneThe European Commission released proposals Wednesday that would require Europe's 10,000 publicly listed companies to hold binding votes, and to say how employee and executive pay compares.

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$37B Is Lost Every Year On These 9 Meeting Mistakes

Business InsiderThere are about 11 million meetings taking place in America every day, and a third of them are unproductive. It comes at a cost: an estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings.

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10 Finance Books For The Entrepreneur

Fox BusinessTen business owners share their must-reads for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to get better at managing their own money:

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What Will Tim Cook Do With Apple’s $159B?

NYTApple topped the list, with nearly $159 billion. A decade ago, before the iPhone came along, the company was holding about $5.5 billion.

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Citibank CEO: We’re Investigating Areas That Need Stronger Oversight

ForbesCitgroup, is back in trouble again, this time due to allegations about weaknesses in its anti-money laundering controls and its failure to uncover a case of document falsification at its Mexican subsidiary Banamex, an incident that led to a $400 million fraud.

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Gartner: Tech Spending On Enterprise Software Will Soar In 2014

NYTGartner Wednesday released its outlook for worldwide spending on information technology in 2014. The overview is for modest growth of 3.2 percent, to $3.771 trillion. That is a big pickup from the 0.4 percent growth, to $3.654 trillion, in 2013.

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