Going public is a monumental decision for any company. It forever changes how a company goes about doing business. A public company has access to more, and often deeper, sources of capital than a private company. The actual process of going public can be time-consuming and presents certain unique challenges that a company should be prepared to undertake.
The Linkedin IPO process is a good example and started by the planning of the IPO followed by:
Days1-60:Registration of the statement form and preparing the registration statement
Days 61-90: Filling the registration statement with the SEC
Days 91-100:Responding to the SEC letter of comment and preparing the amended registration statement.
Underwriters for the IPO were led by Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan.
LinkedIn’s rise was the biggest for a newly public Web stock. LinkedIn is one of few foreign social networking companies that can operate in China, where it has about a million users. Many other sites including Twitter, Facebook and Google don’t have a presence in the world’s biggest Internet market.