Bersford, Dennis R.; Neary, Robert D.
September 1985
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;Sep1985, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p6
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the consideration of initial public offerings (IPO) by private companies. The paper is designed to help the owners, directors and management of private companies to assess whether the company is ready to go public, and what is required to position the company to be ready for a public offering when market conditions are optimal. The article also reviews some of the criteria underwriters and investors use to evaluate an IPO, and also raise a number of important advance planning issues companies contemplating their first public offering should consider.


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