Archive for IPO SmartBlogs
In my last post, I discussed some of the ways that companies contemplating an initial public offering or a possible acquisition by a larger firm (so-called “pre-IPO/pre-acquisition companies”) can use strong corporate governance practices, particularly readiness to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as a means of demonstrating additional value to potential investors or acquisition suitors.[…] Continue Reading »
The primary focus of the well-publicized and sweeping corporate governance reforms adopted over the last decade, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) has been public companies, but elective compliance with certain provisions of SOX by privately held companies can provide significant advantages.
In fact, many private companies are discovering that they can actually enhance the value of their businesses and improve operational procedures through changes in areas such as internal controls, board composition (e.g., independent directors), audit committees, and development and implementation of codes of business conduct and ethics.[…] Continue Reading »
This post was written by SmartBrief’s Tom Anderson.
Deepak Ahuja, CFO of Tesla Motors, helped the electric-car company raise $226.1 million with a June IPO. He recently was interviewed by SmartBrief for CFOs editor Tom Anderson about the things he learned this year and his outlook for 2011.
As CFO, what was the most challenging part of the IPO process?[…] Continue Reading »