Entrepreneurs' Roadmap

KPMG, New York Stock Exchange Join Forces To Direct New Businesses

Publication offers guidance along company journey from concept to exit

NEW YORK, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global expansion into high growth markets, potential tax implications when selling your business and SEC requirements when preparing for an IPO are just a few of the complex issues C-level executives of private companies may face as they navigate each stage of developing their enterprises.

To address these concerns, KPMG LLP has collaborated with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and others to create, “The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: From Concept to IPO” to help inspire and empower entrepreneurs through each stage of their journey.

StartUp Challenge

“Developing a business from the startup stage is filled with challenges and securing the funding to catalyze that growth is tough without a strong value proposition,” said Brian Hughes, National Partner in Charge of Private Markets Group & National Venture Capital Co-leader for KPMG. “This roadmap seeks to guide company leaders at each stage of their life cycle with critical insights to help foster growth.”

“In the first half of the year, global deal making activity has been strong and, for companies that are considering a divestiture or whole company sale, they need to properly position themselves in the marketplace,” says Phil Isom, Global Head of M&A and Head of U.S. Corporate Finance and Restructuring for KPMG. “In order to aid company leaders in positioning their enterprise for sale and maximize value, they will learn about the steps they should consider when an acquirer approaches them or when they are soliciting interest in their business.”

“As recent volatile markets have shown, companies need to have the flexibility to file an IPO when the best market conditions are present,” said Aamir Husain, National IPO Readiness Leader for KPMG. “The roadmap helps to prepare companies going public by addressing key issues to be resolved early, especially those that involve complex accounting rules, to allow a company to file at the most opportune moment.”

Topics explored by KPMG include:

  • Going Global in High Growth Markets – https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home/insights/2017/07/going-global-in-high-growth-markets-media.html
  • Getting your Pre-IPO Accounting House in Order – https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home/insights/2017/07/getting-your-pre-ipo-accounting-house-in-order-media.html
  • 409A Valuations and other Complex Equity Compensation Issues – https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home/insights/2017/07/409a-valuations-media.html
  • Exiting the Business: What are the Tax Implications – https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home/insights/2017/07/exiting-the-business-media.html
companies need to have the flexibility to file an IPO when the best market conditions are present

In addition to KPMG, other contributors to the NYSE Guide included CBRE, First Round Capital, Harvard Business School, Morgan Stanley, Sapphire Ventures, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business among others.

To download, “The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: From Concept to IPO,” visit here.



KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.
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