Thinking of floating? Considerations for private and family owned businesses

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) can provide the next step in a company's development, providing access to capital markets investment, increased liquidity and profile. 

However, taking a company public is a transformational event, and a decision not to be taken lightly. If successful, an IPO not only supports the company’s continued growth and strategy – it will reward the many stakeholders involved (owners, employees and investors) both in the short and long-term. 

Going public can be immensely rewarding, but it is a period of intense pressure and change. The IPO process is very time consuming for key executives, leaving less time for ‘business as usual’. And don’t forget, an IPO is not the end – only the beginning of the journey as a PLC.

Read more about what an IPO can provide, as well as the many considerations, including choice of market, tax planning and costs.

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