IPO and SPACs Deal Readiness Advisory Services  

PRIMARY CONTACTS:
Adam J. Goode, CPA
Nicholas D. Lombardo, CPA

Private companies engaging in traditional Initial Public Offerings (IPO) or Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) transactions are presented with many challenges including SEC and PCAOB compliance requirements, compiling management discussion and analysis, and adjusting to public company accounting standards and reporting requirements.

In recent years both SPAC IPOs and SPAC mergers have provided a unique alternative to traditional IPOs for private companies to enter markets and access public equity.  SPAC’s offer flexibility to traditional IPOs; however, the reporting, due diligence and compliance challenges are amplified, because SPACs expire if a deal is not consummated.  An ideal SPAC target needs to be well prepared to comply with public company accounting and reporting requirements in a short amount of time.

Schneider Downs professionals offer a variety of accounting and finance advisory services to help private companies successfully execute either a traditional IPO or SPAC transaction and can support you in the following areas to get your operating company ready.

IPO and SPAC Services

  • S-1 registration statements
  • SEC filing requirements including 10-K and 10-Q preparation
  • Segment accounting and disclosures
  • SOX Section 404 internal control
  • PCAOB audit preparation
  • Management discussion and analysis
  • Accounting policies and accounting research
  • Complex equity structures
  • FASB Topic 805 business combinations
  • International and jurisdictional impacts
  • Proxy materials
  • Tax structure and diligence procedures

About Schneider Downs Accounting Advisory Services

Through our Accounting Advisory Services, Schneider Downs offers a variety of technical accounting advisory services, as well as outsourced accounting and finance advisory services, for every type of organization from small businesses that have limited resources, to large publicly and privately held entities that require a unique perspective. Learn more at www.schneiderdowns.com/accounting-advisory-services.

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contact us

Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

[email protected]
p: 412.261.3644     f: 412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

[email protected]
p: 614.621.4060     f: 614.621.4062

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Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

[email protected]
p: 571.380.9003