C-Level Buy-In For “Going Public”–A Few Questions

When it comes to going public, eventual success requires complete buy-in from all C-level operatives. The following general questions should be helpful throughout the process.

  • In addition to the company being prepared to go public, is management ready?
  • Is the company prepared to ensure significant growth occurs the year following its public offering?
  • Pending foll0w-on or public offering capital raising, does the company have the right management and players lined-up to assist in the planned growth?
  • Does the company’s product hold the right intellectual property? Has it been properly tested if it’s not yet been launched?
  • Are the proper licensing and credentials in place for products or services the company intends to peddle?
  • Is the company prepared for proper and timely financial statement reporting?
  • Is the company prepared from a research & development perspective? What preparation areas for R&D can be better improved?
  • If outside investor pressure is occurring (or may be expected to occur), what is management doing to ensure the issues are or will be addressed?
  • What strategic planning, if any, has been implemented
  • Is the company prepared for public company liability issues that may arise after its shares are listed on the public exchange?
  • Is the company ready for the loss of privacy that will naturally occur with the increase in exposure after the public offering?




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Nate Nead is a licensed investment banker and Principal at Deal Capital Partners, LLC which includes InvestmentBank.com and Crowdfund.co. Nate works works with middle-market corporate clients looking to acquire, sell, divest or raise growth capital from qualified buyers and institutional investors. He is the chief evangelist of the company's growing digital investment banking platform. Reliance Worldwide Investments, LLC a member of FINRA and SIPC and registered with the SEC and MSRB. Nate resides in Seattle, Washington.
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