Drafting the S-1: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the Registration Statement

Drafting a Registration Statement (Form S-1 or S-1) sometimes is deemed a low-priority task or is viewed as a “check the box” exercise. However, much time and effort by many departments are required to successfully complete and file an S-1 that ultimately is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Without the SEC’s approval, no amount of planning will bring a company public. Pitfalls exist throughout the entire process.

Drafting a Registration Statement (Form S-1 or S-1) sometimes is deemed a low-priority task or is viewed as a “check the box” exercise. However, much time and effort by many departments are required to successfully complete and file an S-1 that ultimately is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Without the SEC’s approval, no amount of planning will bring a company public. Pitfalls exist throughout the entire process.


IPO Communications

Companies looking to access the public markets often view communications through the narrow prism of the listing day itself. In reality, possible investors, key media and other stakeholders start to pay attention to a possible listing well before the stock begins trading. A seasoned management team learns to leverage thought leadership, product innovation and business wins during the company’s private life to raise awareness among key stakeholders well in advance of an eventual IPO.

Companies looking to access the public markets often view communications through the narrow prism of the listing day itself. In reality, possible investors, key media and other stakeholders start to pay attention to a possible listing well before the stock begins trading. A seasoned management team learns to leverage thought leadership, product innovation and business wins during the company’s private life to raise awareness among key stakeholders well in advance of an eventual IPO.


IPO PMO — Is Your IPO PMO Ready?

Reinventing project management practices to drive companies toward a successful initial public offering. The high-risk, high-reward nature of becoming a public company in today’s environment requires careful planning, expertise and proactive oversight. A Project Management Office (PMO) team experienced in event readiness planning and with corporate finance and capital markets expertise can act as a trusted advisor to executives throughout the preparation process, driving execution toward establishing a solid foundation for a company to operate post-IPO.

Reinventing project management practices to drive companies toward a successful initial public offering. The high-risk, high-reward nature of becoming a public company in today’s environment requires careful planning, expertise and proactive oversight. A Project Management Office (PMO) team experienced in event readiness planning and with corporate finance and capital markets expertise can act as a trusted advisor to executives throughout the preparation process, driving execution toward establishing a solid foundation for a company to operate post-IPO.


Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

Whether or not your company has a monthly cash target, when working capital dries up, panic sets in. Often there’s a mad scramble to find any available source of cash, which in turn can lead to inconsistent accounting, overextension, and damaged long-term relationships with vendors. The good news is, there are proven ways to improve working capital management quickly that can also lead to sustainable results.


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