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IPO Preparedness

Unlocking value through the public markets.

Evaluation, preparation, and execution strategies for a successful IPO

Making the decision to go public will have transformational implications across every aspect of your business. BDO helps private companies undertake the rigorous IPO process by enhancing fundamental company value through optimizing their business plan, detailed financial forecast, growth, and operational strategies.

Planning is imperative for a successful IPO, and BDO has a team of dedicated professionals to ensure the management team and business units are prepared to go public. This means assessing all areas of the business including accounting, financial reporting, corporate development and strategy, human resources, technology, and internal controls. Our IPO services include initial assessment and strategy, sell-side due diligence, business plan development, financial modelling, and roadshow preparation.

Featured insights and offerings for IPO Preparedness

Resources to support your business

Life as a public company: What to consider after you’ve gone public

Taking a company public is not easy—but what comes next is even more challenging. To help you succeed post-IPO, we cover key considerations you need to get right now that you’re a public company.

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Case study: Is it the right time for your company to go public?

A manufacturing client approached BDO because they were interested in going public in Canada, but needed help preparing. Learn from their challenges and successes.

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Going public: Assessing your IPO, RTO, and SPAC readiness

How do you take a company public in Canada? Our interactive infographic presents the stages and milestones involved in taking your company public.

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Our IPO Preparedness services are in your industry

PE firms must be able to predict and react quickly to changing circumstances—from high competition for deals to economic uncertainty—to align strategic vision with growth goals. Find out how.

Applying innovation—including data analytics, machine learning, and robotics—to help your manufacturing business prioritize and tackle the demanding challenges and key concerns.

Supporting the complex governance, risk, and compliance needs of your financial services business so you can focus on your bottom line.

Helping your business meet high consumer expectations and growing demands for convenience while still reducing costs and boosting profit.

Reliable information and guidance to manage evolving regulations, new business models, and emerging technology trends to stay ahead of the curve.

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Our Tax teams advise clients on complex tax matters in Canada and abroad. Drawing on deep experience, we help clients meet regulatory obligations, reduce tax burdens, and navigate complex regulations around the world.

The lean finance departments of today require external support, knowledge, and experience. Whether it's investors, management, or auditors who need accurate financial reporting to make informed decisions, BDO's Accounting Advisory professionals communicate the facts that matter and why they matter, simply and clearly.

When your business faces defining moments including business transformations, periods of growth, navigating recovery, and M&A transactions, significant value is at stake. We can provide engaged and hands-on professionals to help improve your value and guide you through the triggers of value creation—from revenue decline to market disruptions.

Public companies or companies preparing to go public face unique challenges regarding regulatory reporting requirements, corporate governance, and shareholder demands. BDO's experienced team helps clients navigate pressing issues through strategies that meet regulatory needs while supporting future goals. Every growth story is different, and we have the knowledge and experience to support a diverse group of clients.

Our IPO Preparedness services support the stage your business is in

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Modernize the way you run and manage your business to be relevant in today’s digital world.

Evolve, automate & transform

Seamlessly transition your enterprise through three critical stages: succession planning, valuation optimization, and a strategic transaction.

Exit, transition & sell

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