The Complete Going Public Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Turn a Private Enterprise Into a Publicly Traded Company

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Prima Venture, 2000 - Business & Economics - 447 pages
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In 1998 and 1999 an extraordinary number of companies went public, generating billions of dollars in capital from stock and bond issues. In the second edition of his popular book, finance attorney Frederick Lipman untangles the complexities of going public and describes with insight and detail every step of the process, including: -- The pros and cons of going public-- Learning the ins and outs of the IPO (initial public offering)-- Developing a five-year advance plan-- Understanding current SEC regulations-- Attracting investment bankers-- Qualifying the stock for trade on major exchanges-- And more!

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The Advantages and Disadvantages
Advance Planning
The World of Underwriters

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Frederick D. Lipman lectures on private equity in the MBA Program at the Wharton School of Business and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for ten years. The author of numerous books, including Financing Your Business with Venture Capital, The Complete Going Public Handbook, and Audit Committees, and a commentator on selling businesses and initial public offerings (IPOs) for CNN and CNBC, he has guided companies through the sale and IPO process for more than 40 years. Mr. Lipman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a partner of the nationally prominent Philadelphia law firm of Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP, which has offices in New York, Connecticut, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida.

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