Preparing a Company for an Initial Public Offering

This Note outlines factors which a company needs to consider when preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) and listing its securities on a securities exchange. These factors include the appointment of advisers and other administrative parties, signing of engagement letters with the auditors and the investment bank and consideration of the relevant securities exchange requirements. Other items include the timetable for the offering process and a discussion as to whether the company is ready to be a public entity.

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