Initial Public Offerings

What to expect from an IPO & how to prepare for it: trends, SPACS & more

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The international market for Initial Public Offerings, IPOs, has evolved quite dramatically in last several years, with a substantial change in both the profile of companies accessing the public equity market (e.g. “gig economy” companies) and the strategies for executing the Initial Public Offer (e.g. SPACS). In this rapidly changing environment it is of utmost importance to remain up-to-date on the cutting edge state of the art in this market segment

The Initial Public Offerings program provides in-depth analysis of the inner workings of market for Initial Public Offerings. The course is a blend of lectures, case analysis, and practical exercises.

“The IPO program has been developed on the recognition that private equity market is an important market to foster innovation and create wealth in communities.”

Paolo Fulghieri, Professor of Finance University of North Carolina, USA

How you will benefit 

  • Gain an up-to-date overview of the current state of the international market for Initial Public Offerings 
  • Take part in an in-depth discussion of the costs and benefits of public offers 
  • Examine in detail the process for executing a public offer: what should a company expect and how to prepare for it?  
  • Understand IPOs as an asset class: what is the post-IPO performance? 

Program length
2 days

Day 1 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30

Next step
We offer carefully crafted learning paths designed to help you dive deeper into various facets of finance. Take the next step in your professional learning path by choosing one or more of our specialized programs, for example:

ay 1

Current trends in the market for IPOs  

Topics will include:  

  • Introduction to the IPO market and current trends 
  • Going public and the IPO process: costs and benefits 
  • Going public with SPACS 
  • Practical case studies  

Day 2

Preparing and marketing IPOs
The post-IPO performance  

 Topics will include:  

  • When to go public and why 
  • Preparing and marketing IPOs 
  • The post-IPO performance 
  • Practical case studies 

Program preparation

There is some preparatory work required for this program. Pre-readings consist of case materials, chapters of a book and/or a few articles. These materials will be made available on a password protected webpage a few weeks prior to the program.

To ensure maximum benefit from the program for participant and fellow-participants, we strongly advise to prepare prior to attending.

This Initial Public Offerings program is primarily aimed at Investment banking professionals engaged in Initial Public Offerings 

This program is also very useful for:

  • Executives in companies considering an Initial Public Offering will greatly benefit from attending as they will learn what to expect from an IPO and how to prepare for it.  
  • Equity market investors interested in better understanding risk and opportunities in the market for Initial Public Offerings.
  • Professionals who interact with startups in the process of raising funds, such as lawyers, accountants or consultants.
  • Professionals who advise venture capital funds and need to understand how they work.
  • Any finance professionals wanting to gain a solid overview of today’s IPO market segment. 

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Professor Paolo Fulghieri

Paolo Fulghieri

Paolo Fulghieri is a Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, USA. He is actively conducting research in corporate finance and in its interactions with investment and commercial banking. As a result of his research activity, he has published several papers in leading finance journals, such as: Journal…

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  • 2 days
  • € 2950
  • Corporate Finance, Investment Management, Strategy
  • English
  • New
Dates to be determined soon

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CFA/VBA – PL  credit hours
This program is eligible for 12 PL credit hours as granted by CFA Society VBA Netherlands

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