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Accelerate the IPO Process

An IPO can be a long, demanding and complicated process that will have long term implications for your company. Our software solutions and experts help you successfully navigate the intricacies and prepare for life as a public company. Are you ready?


Choose the Global Leader

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,



Traditional IPOs

Partnered on


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





majority of PE and
VC-backed IPOs

2021 Stats


IPOs >$250M
(US-based issuers)


IPOs >$100M
(Foreign issuers)


Top 10 Healthcare IPOs


Top 5 Consumer IPOs

Client success

Some of the many global clients DFIN helped accelerate through the deal process.





Benchmark. Conduct research to support an IPO by benchmarking against verticals & peers

Organize early. Seamlessly share documents with potential investors, or anyone else invited to view the company, while maintaining complete confidentiality over all of your data

Formalize & expedite financial processes. Stay on top of financial and reporting issues and develop the systems you’ll need for the future with our IPO support

Update often. Provide relevant, timely and reliable information to stakeholders about your performance and unlock data-driven insights

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

IPO Timeline



Initial submission of S-1



Life Post IPO

Initial Public Offerings:

Considerations for Business Owners and Executives Taking Their Company Public

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Tablet Initial Public Offerings

Optimize for efficiency and compliance from day one

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.

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Expedite all regulatory reporting

Streamline your IPO process with leading-edge software that makes regulatory reporting easy and fast. Draft within Microsoft Word and Excel, distribute proofs in seconds, and track every change with complete control over your documents.

Built-in compliance capabilities, including r-tagging, hyperlinking and automated submission headers, ensure you’re ahead of SEC mandates and your own deadlines.

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Prioritize privacy and compliance

Safeguard and share your most sensitive documents with all your stakeholders. Our easy-to-use data rooms include privacy scans, contract analytics and auto redaction for full transparency and SOX compliance.

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Power your IPO with top business intelligence

Efficiently extract powerful data from real-time EDGAR SEC filings. With comprehensive information on 15,000 companies and easy batch downloads for 50 filings at a time, you benefit from spot-on strategic analysis.

Streamline Section 16 Filing

Once you’ve completed your IPO, stay compliant and streamline Section 16 filing. We’ll help you prepare Forms 3, 4 and 5, distribute the documents to directors, executives and officers and file electronically.   

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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Galvanize helps companies manage organizational governance through its integrated security, risk management, compliance and audit software platform, powered by analytics.

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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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Get the Latest IPO Insights


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November 2021 | Craig Clay
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Knowledge Resources

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October 2021 | Peter McMillan
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Knowledge Resources

What Is Investor Relations And What Is Its Significance?

October 2021
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DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - September 2021 Edition

October 2021
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Case Study

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

September 2021
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Press Release

DFIN Partners with Diligent on New Pre-IPO Solution, Helping Companies Establish Modern Governance, Audit and Compliance Practices Ahead of Public Offerings

September 2021 | Craig Clay
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DFIN's IPO & Public Listing Report - August 2021 Edition

September 2021
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Initial Public Offerings Guide

June 2021
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DFIN IPO Report - May 2021 Edition

June 2021
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DFIN IPO Report - April 2021 Edition

May 2021
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Reach out to learn more about how we can accelerate your IPO today.