Going public: Understanding the ins and outs of IPOs

Recent news reports suggest that the Indian arm of a global private equity firm, recently hosted a two-day investor conference to bring together public market investors and portfolio companies looking to go public. This is a first of its kind and poses several interesting questions on publicity aspects and marketing of potential deals, of which the public investors have no information.

The investor conference was reportedly attended by 20 selected portfolio companies, of which some are listed and some looking to list. Ostensibly, this conference was to “take the lead in accelerating this learning curve for leadership teams of private companies, as well as, for public market funds who need to know more about the founder-led class of innovative companies before encountering them in the short-fuse decision making cycle of an IPO”.

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