Many companies embark on the IPO journey without fully understanding the associated costs. Companies frequently underestimate these costs, as well as the time and intricacy involved in the offering. Costs attributable to an IPO can vary widely based on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the IPO structure, the size of the company and dollar value of the offering, and a company’s readiness to operate in a public environment.
Regardless of the individual nuances that mark a private company’s transformation into a public company, all IPOs share a common thread: a substantial investment of time, money, and resources. The following tool provides some insight based on historical data and experience on the cost required to complete the IPO journey.