One of the most daunting challenges a company can face today is undertaking an initial public offering (IPO). Once it’s achieved, the event is often celebrated and the organization emits a collective sigh of relief, but then the next daunting question looms: “What’s next?” Organizations post-IPO can face just as many challenges as those preparing for one—perhaps even more.
What’s it like, exactly, in an organization in the weeks and months following its IPO? In particular, what are some of the unexpected issues and challenges that management begins to recognize? In this podcast, Protiviti executives Kevin Donahue, Steve Hobbs and Andrea Spinelli answer these questions and talk about the challenges newly public companies face in the weeks and months following their IPO and how they can tackle them effectively.