Why more companies choose Connor Group to IPO

Why Choose Us

As an expert part of your IPO team, we deliver a glide path to your success. We’ve helped over 240 growth companies catch their public opportunity and reap the rewards, making us the #1 advisor for Silicon Valley IPOs.

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Solving for IPO complexity with custom services

Business Advisors to Executives and Audit Committee

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

Public Company Readiness and Planning

  • Assessment of Public company readiness
  • IPO planning and project management
  • Insights into public company KPIs and metrics
  • Public company close and reporting
  • Internal controls and SOX considerations

Financial Statement and Accounting Readiness

  • SEC-compliant financial statements and footnotes
  • Technical accounting policies, memos, and analysis
  • Annual audit and interim review preparation and support
  • Proforma financial statements

Registration Statement Process

  • Drafting of F-pages, MD&A and other financial sections
  • Assistance with responses to SEC comments
  • Post-IPO support for 10-K, 10-Q, and technical accounting matters

What our clients are saying

Rohan Palekar

CEO, 89 Bio
The IPO would not have happened without the amazing work of Connor Group and we are truly grateful for everything. As a management team doing an IPO for the first time, Connor Group’s help in guiding us and helping us through multiple challenges allowed us to get the filing done leading to a successful offering."
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William D. Waddill

Former Senior VP & CFO, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“The Connor Group team provided the expertise needed to meet critical path timelines that others said were impossible to achieve. Working side by side with the company, their ability to quickly respond to reporting issues of our complex business allowed management to keep its focus on the transaction. I would not hesitate to use them again and highly recommend the professionals of Connor Group.”
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Gabe Nacht

Chief Financial Officer, Switch
“Connor Group was an invaluable asset to Switch during our IPO process. Their experience in guiding companies through the process was tremendously helpful, and the quality of work and commitment from the Connor Group team was excellent. We were so impressed that we have continued to use Connor Group for special projects, and consider them an extension of our own accounting team.”
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Why working with the IPO experts matters

Benefit from top-tier experience

We’ve helped more than 240 companies prepare for IPO, SPAC, direct listing, or reverse merger and are a leading advisor to growth companies going public.

Get ahead of every curve

Our IPO team brings exceptional experience working for and with the Big 4 on audits, SOX and other matters.

Be current on all developments

Our national office partners hold positions on the EITF, FASB Small Business Advisory Committee, and FASB and AICPA working groups.

Free up capacity

Doing everything right and fast in a growing company is high stakes. We manage the complexities of going public so you can laser-focus on scaling and building value.

Compress time to market

Time is money. We make sure all accounting and reporting milestones are met so delays and surprises are avoided and valuations sustained.

Minimize SEC comments

Surprise SEC comments can delay your IPO. We help you avoid issues, restatements, and material weaknesses that can derail timelines and valuations.

What does it take to IPO?
Are you ready?

IPO Journey Diagram

Case Study

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A creative technology company


Cricut grew from $74 million in 2014 to $1.3 billion in 2021. In early June 2020, the company made the decision to go public through an IPO with a highly aggressive deadline for filing the first registration statement of Nov 11, 2020. They reached out to Connor Group for support.


Connor Group was engaged to help quarterback the IPO project and help Cricut hit a timeline that many would have called impossible. The engagement included project management, helping Cricut through its PCAOB-level upgrade audits, assisting in identifying and recommending key process modification and SOX controls, and tackling previously intractable data issues.


Connor Group helped Cricut beat their target filing deadline by one day, in five months. Precision planning was key. The Connor Group project leader orchestrated bringing Connor experts in and out, as needed and at a moment's notice when inevitable surprises surfaced.


We went public in a very challenging IPO market on a timeline that was ultra aggressive. Had we not had Connor Group as our partner throughout the process, our timeline would have likely doubled.”

- Marty Petersen, Former Cricut CFO, 2012-2022

Cricut grew from $74 million in 2014 to $1.3 billion in 2021.
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Connor Group helped Cricut beat their target filing deadline, in five months.
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“Had we not had Connor Group as our partner throughout the process, our timeline would have likely doubled."

IPO insights from the front lines of modern finance

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IPO Journey

To life as a public company
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IPO Readiness

The Path to Getting Public Company Ready

IPO Services Key Contacts

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Joanna Lynch

Partner, Technical Accounting
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Jordan Teitelbaum

Partner, Financial Operations
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Ravi Kumar

Partner, West Region Market Leader