Deals webcast series

Today's IPO environment: changing market conditions, new expectations for board members,
and what you need to know about MLPs



In today’s environment, many businesses are looking to support growth strategies, take advantage of new opportunities and pro-actively manage their capital structures. Such objectives often require accessing capital markets in the form of a public offering (IPO). Done properly, a public offering - either through equity, debt or a spin off - not only supports a company’s corporate strategy, but also transforms the lives of everyone involved (owners, board, employees and investors).

Companies that want to go public often find the process is more complex and takes longer than they anticipated. When planning an IPO one essential element to keep in mind is the governance policies and practices you’ll need to implement or upgrade. There are new rules to apply and best practices to follow. At a minimum, you will have new shareholders with diverse or sometimes conflicting expectations for the company’s and the board’s practices.

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) continue to be a structure worth exploring for certain companies who are considering an IPO. The formation of an MLP involves a number of accounting, financial reporting, legal, tax, and organizational considerations. Employing an MLP structure can be complex, and in order to make an informed decision, companies must carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of an MLP structure early in the Going Public process.

Topics of discussion will include:
  • Current US IPO market activity and pipeline
  • Governance issues
  • The use of master limited partnerships
Join us on April 25 to learn about the current state of the IPO market.

Mike Gould, Partner, Deals, PwC
Joe Dunleavy, Partner, Deals, PwC
Catherine Bromilow, Partner, Center for Board Governance, PwC
Robert Baldwin, Partner, Tax, PwC
Derek Thomson, Director, Deals, PwC

Who should attend:
  • Private equity and corporate deal professionals including:
  • Partners/principals/managing directors/associates
  • Business development/M&A executives
  • Financial professionals involved in Deals transactions
CPE credit:
Participation in the live webcast qualifies for 1 CPE credit in the subject area of Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

To register for this event, please click on the "Registration" tab.

Webcast information
25 April 2013
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Webcast contact
If you have questions, contact:
Jared Bernstein