Go public with your Company

Growth-oriented entrepreneurs are generally better positioned when their company is traded on the stock exchange – to take advantage of opportunities, overcome obstacles and reduce business risks. The main reasons for an IPO are that it is easier to raise capital, recruit talents, complete acquisitions, and create significant shareholder assets.

Our IPO service starts with a complementary set of questions to determine whether an IPO can bring significant net benefit to an entrepreneur. It is important for us to be sure that a potential customer understands the pros and cons, time frame, and costs before engaging. In exploratory talks, we work with the entrepreneurs to plan and manage the entire process of listing on the stock exchange; we are often involved in other matters as strategic advisers as well.

While we try to support everyone we are connected to, we are interested in representing entrepreneurs who are growth-oriented, smart, honest, disciplined, strong in communication, experienced in their field and able to use their personal and professional network to raise capital. Up to 100% of our fee is stock-based, so we select clients and determine where we invest our time, just as a venture capital firm could evaluate how it invests its capital.

The IPO process involves various organisational, accounting, auditing, legal and regulatory steps. On average, it takes about nine months to put a company on the stock market.

Consulting on the IPO

Our best practice helps entrepreneurs to put their company on the stock market through an IPO.

Use an IPO to enable acquisitions, recruit talents, raise capital, and raise awareness.

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) marks the first time a private company, with the support of a licensed investment banking firm, has made a stock offer to the general public.

By contrast, a direct public offer is another form of IPO, but it does not require an investment bank. A direct stock exchange listing occurs when a private company is listed on a stock market without necessarily raising capital and without the involvement of an investment banking firm.

While each company is technically qualified for an IPO, the ability to conduct an IPO depends on whether an investment banking firm has an interest in representing and raising capital for a company. In general, investment bankers are only interested in an interesting stock market story, a well-known brand name or a company with significant revenues and/or profits.

Companies that conduct a traditional IPO are traded on a Deutsche Börse if they meet the stock market requirements. Depending on the size of the company, the corresponding stock market segment (official trading, over-the-market, etc.) is selected.

It is important to have an experienced consultant who navigates through all the steps a private company has to go through to get to the stock market. We plan and manage every aspect of this very complex process.

Our consulting fees for the IPO usually include a partial payment in shares or warrants as well as a consulting fee, which depends on the achievement of important milestones.

Our founders have held and have various job-specific positions: With all their expertise, they contribute to new business models and restructurings as experienced entrepreneurs, equity analysts, managing directors, speakers, seminar trainers, lecturers, consultants, business angels and supervisory boards. The founders believe that growth-oriented entrepreneurs are fundamentally better positioned to take advantage of opportunities, overcome obstacles, and reduce business risks when their business is publicly traded.