A guide to going public for directors

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The number of companies looking to access the equity markets continues to grow. This guide is intended to help directors assess whether going public is the right choice for their company and provide an insight into the process of becoming a public company. It is not

a comprehensive account of the legal obligations of directors during an initial public o ering (IPO). Your professional advisers can help you understand those details.

A company will face new requirements as a publicly owned company. This may require new skills, additional resources and changes to the business to meet
these challenges.

Before deciding to go public, a company should consider whether it is at an appropriate stage of its development to bene t from public nancing or having publicly tradable shares.

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