Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting

Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting

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by Steven M. Bragg
     
 

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The road to an initial public offering (IPO) can be both expensive and time-consuming, requiring significant changes to a company. In addition, this shift also requires managers of private companies to bring their companies into compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations or risk censure. Written by renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg,… See more details below

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The road to an initial public offering (IPO) can be both expensive and time-consuming, requiring significant changes to a company. In addition, this shift also requires managers of private companies to bring their companies into compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations or risk censure. Written by renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg, Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting shortens the learning curve dramatically by itemizing the key steps in the process of going public, handling investors, and dealing with the SEC.

Describing special accounting standards that only apply to public companies, this invaluable guide demystifies the process, reassuringly answering a multitude of questions managers may have, including:

  • Why should I consider buying a shell company?
  • How do I file for a listing on a stock exchange?
  • What should I put in the investor relations section of my Web site?
  • What is a road show, and how is it conducted?
  • How do I deal with analysts, brokers, institutional investors, and individual investors?
  • How do I impart information to investors while staying in compliance with Regulation FD?
  • What are the various methods for registering stock, and which ones are available to me?
  • How do I file a Rule 10b5-1 stock trading plan?
  • How do I obtain SEC filing codes?
  • How do I reconcile non-GAAP information back to a standard GAAP measure?
  • What information is included in a 10-K report, but not in a 10-Q report?
  • What if I want to take my company private again?

Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting is the ideal sourcebook for the mechanics of how to go public and stay there, while complying with all applicable regulations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470527283
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He has been the two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club, is an avid alpine skier and mountain biker, and is a certified master diver. Mr. Bragg resides in Centennial, Colorado. He is also the author of Accounting Best Practices and Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual, Fifth Edition (both published by Wiley).

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