IPO Services

A well-executed IPO is universally recognized as one of the crowning achievements in a company's existence

"The Connor Group team played a critical role in our IPO process. From the beginning the team was fully engaged and supportive. They were a true partner in ensuring that our books and records were in great shape including full support through the financial audits. Their work ethic and dedication was evident in the endless long hours put in by the entire team as we got closer to the finish line. The end result was a successful S1 filing with minimal comments from the SEC on the financial statements and ultimately a very successful IPO. We could not have done this without Connor Group’s involvement! The Connor Group team remains an extension of our finance team supporting us through our SEC filings and technical accounting matters."
- VP, Controller | Annexon Biosciences

Connor Group is the premier IPO services firm with collective team experience on over 200 IPOs. Originally built out of the nation’s IPO center in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we have a 54% market share of IPOs, we now operate globally from our offices in Boston, DC, Denver, New York, Salt Lake, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Southern California, Texas and Europe. We also assist with cross-border IPO transactions for registrants in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

A well-executed IPO that catches the right window of opportunity may save the company millions by helping lock in the right price, as well as reduce transaction costs. Through our advice, project management and execution we become a critical partner to the company throughout the entire process, helping accomplish a successful and timely offering.

We aim to compress the company’s time to the market and mitigate accounting risks and errors while allowing company management to focus on its core activity of building the entity value through business execution, top-line growth and investor strategy. To this end, our IPO services include:

Business Advisers to Executives and Audit Committee

  • Share IPO best practices, strategies, trends and statistics
  • Advise on accounting and reporting considerations
  • Filing requirements (domestic, cross-border, Rule 3-05, pro forma, etc.)
  • SEC hot buttons and accounting developments
  • Advise on process and organization transformation

Filing a Registration Statement (S-1, F-1)

  • Assist with financial statements and footnotes
  • Assist with MD&A and selected financial data
  • Assistance with IPO project management
  • Aim to minimize SEC comments and assist with responses
  • Post-IPO support (10-K, 10-Q, technical accounting matters)

Completing Pre-IPO Periods’ Financial Information

  • Assist with technical accounting memos
  • Assist with SEC-compliant interim information
  • Address cheap stock and other fair value considerations
  • Prepare EPS calculations and segment disclosures
  • Support to completion most recent period(s) audit and interim reviews

IPO Readiness Assessment and Improvements

  • IPO readiness assessment from an independent viewpoint
  • Accelerate financial statement close to public company standard
  • Financial statement certifications and compliance matters
  • Implement SOX readiness