Considering an IPO? The costs of going and being public may surprise you
Initial public offerings (IPOs) give companies an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Despite the transformational nature of an IPO, which requires several different parts of the business to work together, many companies embark upon the process without a thorough understanding of the costs.
Companies frequently underestimate those costs, as well as the time and complexity associated with this event. According to the results of a recent PwC survey on managing the costs of going public, as many as 48% of participating CFOs with firms that had gone public in the United States in the past several years said that the one-time costs associated with their IPOs had exceeded their expectations. Read more below: