You work for a medium sized privately held electronics
firm which is considering transitioning to a publically held
organization. Your boss found out that you were taking business courses
and has asked you to prepare a presentation for
upper level management to explain the process by which a privately held
company would transition to publicly held company. He has asked you
to describe the general accounting processes involved in establishing
an initial public offering (IPO), including but not limited to
accounting for all assets, liabilities and equities of the firm.
Prepare a 15-20 slide professional MS PowerPoint presentation which
covers the following:
Identify and explain the top five reasons private companies go public.
Explain information the firm is required to provide to the investor with complete transparency.
Compare and contrast the differences in
accounting processes and procedures that medium sized companies
such as yours go through when going public.
Discuss any concerns you believe the company
should guard against while transitioning from privately held to
publicly held (shareholder apprehension, fair market value, etc.)
and provide solutions to each concern.
Use the notes section in MS PowerPoint to explain your
talking points. Use at least two charts and two additional graphics
which support your points. Utilize at least three references (one of
which may be your text) in your presentation.