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When it comes to capitalizing on key moments in the IPO process, DFIN leads the way – and we have the numbers to prove it.

Over the last six years, DFIN

Filed

700+

Traditional IPOs

Partnered on

70%

Traditional IPOs valued at
≥ $100M (US-based issuers)

Serviced

350+

SPACs

Supported

Majority of PE and VC-backed IPOs

Client success

Some of the many global clients DFIN’s IPO filing software and services helped accelerate through the listing process.

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Technology

Finance

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Preparation, planning and the right IPO software solutions are critical to success.

IPO Timeline

Preparation

Pre-Filing

Initial submission of S-1

Roadshow

Pricing/Trading

Life Post IPO

IPO Timeline

Preparation

Preparation

12 - 18 Months

  • Prepare work plan for IPO readiness
  • Assess financial statements and evaluate audit firm
  • Assess internal resources (accounting, FP&A, legal, IR)
  • Evaluate need for third-party advisers
  • Consider structural decisions (e.g., corporate, tax, compensation)

Pre-Filing

Pre-Filing

4 - 6 Months

  • Engage lead underwriters
  • Prepare S-1
    • Equity story/investment thesis
    • Historical financial statements & MD&A
    • Risk factors/legal sections
  • Financial model

Initial submission of S-1

Initial submission of S-1

3 Months

  • Confidential submission of S-1 and SEC review process (typically ~12-14 weeks)
  • Teach-in with syndicate analysis
  • Prepare roadshow presentation
  • Publicly file S-1 at least 15 days prior to launch of roadshow
  • Finalize IPO documentation
    • Organizational and governance documents
    • Listing application
    • Underwriting agreement

Roadshow

Roadshow

2 Weeks

  • Finalize preliminary prospectus with indicative price range
  • Launch roadshow (typically 7-10 trading days)

Pricing/Trading

Pricing/Trading

Trade date

  • Price IPO after market close at conclusion of roadshow
  • Begin trading next day after pricing
  • Close third trading day after pricing

Life Post IPO

Life Post IPO

Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

  • Extensive quarterly reporting required
  • SOX compliance
  • Annual reports and recent events
  • Proxy Statement, Annual Meeting
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HEALTHCARE

How we helped a healthcare company get and stay deal ready to go public and close a secondary offering

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TECHNOLOGY

Execute a successful IPO with management and staff working from secluded locations

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LIFE SCIENCES

How we helped a cambridge headquartered biotechnology company accelerate its IPO journey

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Q1 closed with a bit of a spring thaw caused by IPO pipeline movement and positive price performance. Green shoots are expected to continue in Q2 as investor confidence increases from successful public debuts like Reddit and Astera Labs."

Craig Clay, President, Donnelley Financial Solutions

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Continue building your perfect tech stack

Virtual Data Room

Safeguard and share your most sensitive documents with all your shareholders. Easy-to-use, secure software includes privacy scans, contract analysis and multi-file redaction for full transparency and regulatory compliance.

Financial Reporting

Take the complexities out of regulatory reporting. Seamless integration, simple onboarding, Microsoft Office compatibility and all the tools you need for fast, secure filings.

Corporate Repository

Empower teams to more easily manage, share and protect folders and files in a secure, cost-effective environment. Leverage a modern, dynamic, digital repository to secure data, protect privacy and streamline projects.

Leverage our best-in-class partnership ecosystem

FloQast builds cloud-based software that helps manage accounting departments by centralizing the workflow, assigning tasks, maintaining supporting documentation, and automating reconciliations.

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Integrating enterprise business systems like Netsuite with ActiveDisclosure enables customers to directly connect the datasets they need into a central hub of trusted data, with powerful linking, auditability and control features.

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Cision is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals.

Cision software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.

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More findings, right this way

Resources

DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - Q1 2024 Edition

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White Paper

The Importance of IPO Readiness: An Essential Framework for Success

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Blog

How to Think About AI When You’re Planning an IPO

Craig Clay
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Blog

Software Shines in DFIN’s 2023 Earnings Report

Craig Clay
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Resources

The Dual-Track Process For IPOs & Exits

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Video Podcast

Webinar Replay: IPO Preparedness Roundtable

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Report

DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - Q4 2023 Edition

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Blog

IPOs, Regulations, and Other Thoughts. Here’s looking at 2024

Craig Clay
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Guide

Initial Public Offerings: Considerations for Business Owners and Executives Taking Their Company Public

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Resources

IPO Market Trends & Outlook 2023

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Guide

Driving Fundraising Readiness – A Practical Guide by Experienced Investors

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Report

DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - Q3 2023 Edition

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Blog

New DFIN Paper Illuminates the Road to a Public Offering

Craig Clay
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Resources

DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - 2Q 2023

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Video Podcast

Webinar Replay: IPO Success: Align your ERP & financial reporting roadmaps

Meaghan Miller
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Video Podcast

NYSE Floor Talk with Meaghan Miller, Vice President of Global Capital Markets at DFIN

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Blog

Listing in America. Why More European Companies May List in the U.S.

Craig Clay
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Case Study

Double-Digit Increases in Sales Metrics

Craig Clay
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Video Podcast

DFIN and Force Management Command Center

Craig Clay
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Video Podcast

DFIN's Digital Transformation and how Force Management Platform Assists with Sales

Craig Clay
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Preparation

Pre-Filing

Initial submission of S-1

Roadshow

Pricing/Trading

Life Post IPO

Unlock a stronger workflow with secure virtual communication channels and flexible technology. 

Access leading SEC experts 24/7/365 for guidance in the moments that matter.

Ensure accurate and audit-ready documentation with built-in compliance capabilities.

Prepare standout materials with advanced composition systems, on-demand resources and an unrivaled print platform.