• Capital Markets

Experience when it matters most.

IPO Services

Going public is a defining moment in the growth of a company, and often the signature achievement in the careers of those who made it possible. The IPO process, however, can be daunting, with countless technical accounting requirements and procedural details. Yes, experience matters.

As one of the world’s largest and most respected accounting and advisory organizations, BDO has guided numerous companies through all stages of the IPO process. We work constantly and collaboratively with finance teams, external auditors, board directors, legal counsel, and investment banking professionals.
  • Comprehensive audit preparation
  • Evaluation of governance and operational structures
  • Assist drafting of registration statements
  • Conversion from private-company to public-ready financials
  • Preparation of stub period financial statements
  • Upgrades to existing accounting policies
  • Assistance with comment letter and preclearance letter
  • Interpretation of SEC regulations
  • Drafting periodic filings and transactional filings

Private placements and debt offerings

Beyond IPOs, there are numerous ways for companies to raise needed capital, each with a unique set of advantages, timing, and cost considerations. BDO helps both public and private companies identify, prepare for, and execute the raising of capital through alternative means, like private placements (144A) and debt offerings. 
Throughout all stages of the process our team can assist with:
  • Application of offering rules for both registered and unregistered offerings
  • Assistance with drafting offering documents and preparing required financial statements
  • Evaluation of operational issues and readiness
  • Buy-side or sell-side due diligence
  • Preparation of Quality of Earnings
  • Tax implications
  • Preparation of a data room for prospective buyers
  • Document accounting for the offering

Divestitures Management

BDO understands that from both buy-side and sell-side, divestitures and carve-outs represent high-stakes transactions with unique complexities. That’s why we created a collaborative team to ensure all phases of the transaction are executed properly and that companies realize maximum value with minimum disruption to operations. BDO’s solution provides comprehensive divestiture and carve-out services throughout the life-cycle of a transaction:
  • Transaction definition and scope
  • Financial statement preparation (i.e. carve-out financials)
  • Data aggregation and analysis
  • Segregation of inter-entity assets
  • Tax modeling and benefit analyses
  • All deal-specific buyer requirements