How do I prepare to make my company public?
I’m looking for a financial lever to help speed up my growth in a big way. I want access to capital and the ability to tap into a larger market. I’m thinking about becoming a publicly traded company, but it seems like a big step…
How we can help
Ready to take your business public? Congratulations! But before the celebrating starts, there’s a lot of work to be done and many different players to be implicated. In preparation for your first public offering you’ll need to meet with investors, involve your lawyers, get your ‘roadshow’ ready, and be well-versed in all the parameters such a major decision encompasses. In such a highly regulated market, it pays to trust the process to advisors who have an intimate understanding of how to go public – ones who will ensure that you do everything by the book.
Our advisors work closely with you from the moment you first make this decision, through to ringing that bell at the finish line. We carefully plan every step and guide your team through the entire process.
Our professionals are trusted by clients listed on major Canadian and U.S. stock exchanges.Our approach includes a strict client acceptance process, an ongoing evaluation procedure, and timely communication with the audit committee. You’ll benefit from our extensive knowledge of auditing and accounting, AMF, OSC and SEC rules and regulations, as well as our experience with:
- Implementing an integrated audit process to address compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley or its Canadian equivalent (C-198 Act)
- Assisting in new registration statements, IPOs and reverse takeover transactions with capital pool corporations
- Handling AMF-, OSC- and SEC-related issues
- Ongoing statutory and regulatory reporting issues
- Canadian, U.S. and international accounting standards
Taking your business public is a big step. Make sure you work with a trusted partner who will be by your side every step of the way.
Meet our expertsThe people behind the expertise.
Audrey MercierCPA auditor, CA, CFE, CFF
Marie-Claude FrigonCPA, CA
Massimo CecereCPA, CA, CRMA
Yves NadeauCPA auditor, CA, CRMA, CFE
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