The Ernst and Young LLP Guide to the IPO Value Journey

Initial Public Offering

Stephen C. Blowers, Peter H. Griffith, Thomas L. Milan

Publisher: Wiley, 1999, 295 pages

ISBN: 0-471-35233-0

Keywords: Finance

Last modified: Aug. 4, 2021, 1:32 p.m.

A practical guide to taking your company public — successfully

This updated version of the Ernst & Young Guide to Taking Your Company Public looks at the IPO as a milestone in a larger process called The Value Journey, the basis for the work of the Ernst & Young Center for Strategic Transactions®, a business advisory resource for CEOs. This practical book is designed to help you determine whether an IPO is the right move for your company and addresses the major leadership challenges that CEOs face. It describes how to plan your IPO journey and chart your business strategy, focusing on the steps you must take to succeed during and after the IPO event an fulfill the critical need to continuously innovate and renew your company.

  • Introduction
    1. The CEO's Overview
    2. The Journey's Early, Vital Steps
    3. Chart Your Transaction Strategy
    4. Chart Your Personal Strategy
    5. Create the Winning Team
    6. Complete Your IPO Platform
    7. Be the Public Company
    8. The IPO Event
    9. Deliver the Value
  • Appendix A — Outline for a Business Plan
  • Appendix B — Selecting a Stock Market
  • Appendix C — Registration Excemptions and Resale Restrictions
  • Appendix D — Overview of the SEC and SEC Rules and Regulations
  • Appendix E — Simplified Registration under the Small Business Disclosure System


The Ernst and Young LLP Guide to the IPO Value Journey

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Disappointing *** (3 out of 10)

Last modified: March 28, 2011, 1:43 p.m.

The title says it all, especially if you're an American, otherwise it has limited information value. You can safely skip it.


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