The COVID-19 Effect on IPOs: Pre-Public Firms Press ‘‘Pause’’ for Now, but IPO Readiness Must Continue

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With the COVID-19 pandemic raging and the related turbulence in the financial markets, several high-profile companies have postponed or slowed the pace of their initial public offerings (IPOs). However, even in an economic crisis, firms contemplating an IPO would be wise to prepare for windows of opportunity. Readiness is everything for such a game-changing endeavor, and to optimize their chances of success, companies must assess the long-term timeline and be primed to move when circumstances are right.

This article explains the current pace of certain companies’ IPOs from COVID-19 and outlines measures organizations should take to be ready to strike at the opportune time.

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