This educational series is intended to teach executives, board members and investors the ABCs of going public.

In each episode, a member of Baird's Global Investment Banking team is joined by outside industry expert(s) to provide an up-to-date deep dive on classic IPO 101 topics everyone should be familiar with prior to going public.

General topics that will be covered in the series include:

  • Public listing alternatives
  • Preparation for a public listing
  • Pre-IPO activities: do's & don'ts
  • Drafting the offering documents
  • Building a public ready financial model
  • Governance & ESG considerations
  • IPO offering considerations
  • IPO process
  • De-SPAC process
  • Direct listing process
  • Life as a public company
  • Insider monetization post-listing

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IPO Reboot Series #1

3 Paths to Going Public

Delve into the characteristics of IPOs, direct listings and de-SPACs, key differences between the transactions, and when companies should consider each one for their business.

IPO Reboot Series #2

The Checklist for Going Public

Choosing advisors and consultants, accounting and reporting, diligence, board requirements and governance, and developing an equity story and more discussed.

IPO Reboot Series #3

Pre-IPO Activities: Do's & Don'ts

The pre-IPO period can be a complex time for companies preparing to go public, but what are the common pitfalls executives should be aware of to avoid?

IPO Reboot Series #4

Drafting the Offering Documents

When you crack open your first IPO prospectus you may quickly become overwhelmed with the vastness of the document, but drafting your own prospectus does not need to be a daunting task if you learn how to dissect it and stay organized!

IPO Reboot Series: Episode #5

Building a Public Ready Financial Model

Communicating your businesses in the language of numbers is both an art and a science, but how should a company develop a "public ready" financial model that works for their business and resonates with public equity investors?

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