Initial Public Offerings

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

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Next available date: 27 June

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 upmost importance to remain up-to-date on the cutting-edge state of the art in this market segment. 

The program is based on three days of instruction. The first day is optional, and is devoted to a review of relevant valuations techniques, with a specific emphasis on Initial Public Offerings. The second and third day provide an 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. 

An additional amount of €  1100.- will be charged for the optional day.

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
2/3 days

Day 1 – Optional (26 June) 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30
Day 3 09:00 – 17:30

Day 1 (note: day 1 is optional) 

Overview of Valuation Techniques for IPOs  

Topics will include:  

  • IPO valuation: the use (and misuse) of multiples  
  • IPO valuation: the challenges of the Discounted Cash-Flow (DCF) approach  
  • Real options and the valuation of growth companies  
  • Practical case studies  

Day 2  

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 studie

Day 3 

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 

Please note that the first day of this program is optional, and is devoted to a review of relevant valuations techniques, with a specific emphasis on Initial Public Offerings.  

  • This program is primarily aimed at investment banking professionals engaged in Initial Public Offerings 
  • 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 will also benefit.
  • Any finance professionals wanting to gain a solid overview of today’s IPO market segment. 


Paolo Fulghieri

Paolo Fulghieri is a Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, USA. Paolo Fulghieri 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:…

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  • 2 days
  • € 2500
  • Corporate Finance
  • English
  • New

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