Ipo · Fundraising

What are the benefits of an IPO and if so what does one need to get going?

Yusuf Dindar ACES (Author, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Speaker) at DreamZ2Reality

November 15th, 2015

The IPO is in the telecoms space. Major opportunities prevail for growth all across Africa. Looking to raise cashflow through an IPO and use for fueling the growth.
More than 65% of new companies fail because they lack funding. In this course, you’ll learn common fundraising mistakes, how to nail an elevator pitch, how to craft a killer pitch deck, where to source investments from, and all about term sheets and convertible notes.

Neil Gordon Board Member, Corporate Finance Advisor and Strategy Consultant

November 16th, 2015

An IPO is an event, at a point in time. Think of it the same way you might think of a college graduation or a wedding. It's not the event that's important, it's the (relative) permanence of a degree or of a marriage.

If your question then is "What are the benefits of being a public company?" then liquidity, access to capital, and the ability to use stock as currency are three. The big negative is the cost of compliance.