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IPO Readiness and Execution Services

IPO planning, assessment, readiness, execution, and post-IPO services

Deciding to go public is an exciting step in a company’s evolution. An IPO offers a unique opportunity to transform your business, but can also present tremendous challenges. Read on for valuable resources to help you navigate the complex IPO process. And when you’re ready to begin, Deloitte can act as the independent adviser you need to help get you through it.

Getting IPO ready: The importance of early preparation and understanding ESG as a business imperative to access the capital markets

Previn Waas, US IPO Services Co-Leader, Nick Accordino, US Post-IPO Services Leader and Kristen Sullivan, US A&A Sustainability and ESG Services Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP share why early planning, a dedicated team to guide your IPO journey from start to finish and timely, reliable disclosure around material ESG performance and strategic objectives are all table-stakes for companies accessing the capital markets.

Managing a successful IPO
Things to consider before going public

Deloitte’s IPO services are designed to help companies around the world navigate the IPO process. The critical period for many companies planning an IPO begins six to eighteen months prior to listing and lasts until the six months post-IPO. Deloitte specialists can provide advice and recommendations before, during, and after the IPO. Deloitte’s services range from the development of a personalized IPO readiness assessment, to PMO services, to technical accounting and SEC reporting services, to helping you navigate the IPO and operate as a public company.

Since 2021, Deloitte has served1


of the top 30 IPOs


of unicorn IPOs


of software IPOs


of all IPOs

Steps toward IPO execution

On the surface, going public seems like a straightforward transaction. In reality, it’s a complex journey that requires planning, guidance, and a well-developed process.

See how Deloitte can provide guidance during the execution phase of your transformation to a public company. View the illustrative sample timeline below.

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A more detailed look at the three phases

Deloitte’s IPO readiness services are designed to provide advice and recommendations before, during, and after the IPO. Our framework divides the process into three phases—assess, execute and thrive. We advise throughout the entire spectrum, from developing a personalized IPO readiness checklist through navigating the reporting obligations that follow the transaction.

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includes US domiciled companies only and indicates activity and proceeds raised from 2021 through 2023.

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The services described herein are illustrative in nature and are intended to demonstrate our experience and capabilities in these areas; however, due to independence restrictions that may apply to audit clients (including affiliates) of Deloitte & Touche LLP, we may be unable to provide certain services based on individual facts and circumstances.

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Previn Waas

Previn Waas

US IPO Services Co-Leader | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Previn is a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and the co-leader of Deloitte's IPO Services offering. He has more than 20 years of experience providing professional services to public and private comp... More

Barrett Daniels

Barrett Daniels

US IPO Services Co-Leader | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Barrett is an Audit & Assurance partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Accounting and Reporting Advisory practice located in the Bay Area as well as the US IPO Services Co-Leader. For the better part of t... More

Will Braeutigam

Will Braeutigam

Partner, US Capital Markets Transactions Leader | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Will serves as the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring Audit & Assurance Services Leader and the US Capital Markets Transactions leader. In this role, he leads Accounting & Reporting Advisory (AR... More

 Nicholas Accordino

Nicholas Accordino

US Post-IPO Services Leader | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Nick is a partner and the US Post-IPO services leader and a member of Deloitte’s National Capital Markets Transactions team. In this role, he leads various Accounting & Reporting Advisory (ARA) servic... More

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