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News and Resources

IPO Readiness Center

Select IPOs (noted in the thousands)

Going public can be critical to your success, yet getting there can be a daunting process. Because preparation is the key to a successful IPO, we created the IPO Readiness Center to bring to bear key tools and resources to help you navigate and weigh the significant factors in your going public decision.

BDO is proud to have helped numerous companies go public, from the initial planning stage through the final filing of the registration statement. The IPO Readiness Center draws from this experience to provide those in the process of, or considering an initial public offering, practical tools such as the BDO Guide to Going Public, as well as educational opportunities, thought leadership and market research.

Thought Leadership

In order to help companies keep current on accounting and SEC reporting developments that might impact an IPO, BDO disseminates timely newsletters and thought leadership.

  • Initial Offerings Newsletter – Fall 2014

    Initial Offerings Newsletter Fall 2014 As we enter October, U.S. exchanges have posted the highest three-quarter totals for offerings, proceeds and filings in more than a decade. Through September, there have been 205 U.S. IPOs completed, an increase of more than 35 percent from the same time in 2013. Those deals have raised $68.2 billion in proceeds, a figure that already surpasses the proceeds for all of last year ($54.9 billion) and is more than double (+115%) 2013's totals through three quarters.
  • 2014 BDO IPO Halftime Report

    Cover image - Initial Offerings Newsletter – Spring 2014 The BDO IPO Halftime Report is a national telephone survey conducted by Market Measurement, Inc., an independent market research consulting firm, on behalf of the Capital Markets Practice of BDO USA. Executive interviewers spoke directly to 100 capital markets executives at leading investment banks regarding the market for initial public offerings during the second half of 2014. The survey was conducted in June 2014 within a scientifically developed, pure random sample of the nation’s leading investment banks
  • Initial Offerings Newsletter – Spring 2014

    Cover image - Initial Offerings Newsletter – Spring 2014 In 2013, initial public offerings (IPOs) in the U.S. – buoyed by the strong stock market – had their best year in more than a decade with both offerings and proceeds hitting the highest levels since the year 2000. Despite stocks experiencing some volatility in the initial weeks of 2014, the U.S. IPO market got off to an extremely impressive start in Q1 with offerings (+106%), proceeds (+39%) and filings (+186%) up significantly over last year.*
    *Renaissance Capital is the source of all historical data related to the number, size and returns of U.S. IPOs.
  • 2014 BDO IPO Outlook

    Cover image - 2014 BDO IPO Outlook Derived from telephone interviews conducted within a scientifically-developed, pure random sample of the nation's leading investment banks, the 2014 BDO IPO Outlook examines the opinions of 100 capital markets executives regarding initial public offerings in the United States in the coming year.
  • BDO Assurance Practice FASB Newsletter - January 2014

    During 2013 the FASB focused on finding the right balance between major, long term projects and narrower specific issues. The FASB continued to work with the IASB on three convergence projects— revenue recognition, leases and financial instruments.

  • BDO Assurance Practice SEC Newsletter - January 2014

    The annual AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments was held on December 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC, where representatives of the SEC and PCAOB shared their views on various accounting, reporting, and auditing matters.

  • BDO Assurance Practice SEC Newsletter - January 2014

    Initial Offerings Newsletter - Fall 2013

IPO Go-To Tools

  • BDO Guide to Going Public

    Cover image For business owners who are considering taking their company public, this guide outlines the process itself, and explains and highlights the significant factors in the going-public decision. The Guide to Going Public is designed to help evaluate advantages and disadvantages in relation to your company's position.
  • Access to Capital Markets

    A snapshot of BDO's IPO credentials and "Top 25" SEC clients, including select underwriters involved in BDO client offerings.
  • Expanded information is available at our Access to Capital Markets page.

Seminars and Webcasts

  • IPO Readiness: Are You On Track?

    Live seminars planned in major markets across the country. We look forward to announcing these dates and locations in the near future.