There’s more than one way to access public capital, but regardless of the path you choose, a solid readiness plan is essential. RGP can help you look beyond the hype and see what’s really involved in becoming a public company.
“The true rigor of going public is not always talked about. It's a lot tougher than it seems.”
Carlos Mendes VP, Advisory Market Leader
We’ve supported more than 100 companies on their public readiness journey, from full-lifecycle assessment through execution to ad hoc needs. And we have the experience to work alongside your team, external auditors, SEC legal counsel and other service providers.
An initial public offering — or IPO — is the traditional route where a company offers its shares of capital stock to the general public for the first time. The process to plan and execute an IPO transaction typically ranges from 9 to 18 months.
Special purpose acquisition companies — or SPACs — offer private companies a faster path to public capital, but this approach also requires an accelerated timeline. See what’s involved and learn how RGP can help you successfully transition from going public to being public.
Thinking of going public? This 3-step stress test can help determine whether you have the required accounting, compliance and corporate governance in place.
Our proven digital framework and deep domain expertise enabled our client to successfully close their SPAC transaction and go public in only six months.
Prepare for a successful launch with public readiness and post-launch support solutions from RGP.
Our team brings the deep experience and cross-functional expertise needed to get your company public-ready for Day 1—and beyond.
From readiness to post-launch, we bring an efficient, holistic approach to help you successfully make your move. Our approach prioritizes key milestones and readiness activities, with less time spent on robust, detailed work plans.
Public Readiness Assessment: Evaluate key functional areas for public company requirements and identify gaps.
Public Readiness Management Office: Develop a framework for project execution and facilitate development of functional plans and cross-functional alignment.
Assess data, financial reporting and accounting policies for SPAC/IPO readiness and prepare S-X-compliant financial statements.
Conduct risk assessment and evaluate existing organizational structure to identify SOX compliance roadmap and risk areas for remediation. Document processes and define controls for testing.
Design and implement equity accounting processes and stock plan administration.
Support corporate tax readiness, including SEC reporting and other Day 1 compliance requirements, and help stand up your tax department.
Support new system selection/implementation or optimization of existing systems and cleanup of financial data.
Develop and execute an internal communications plan and prepare training.