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Appointing an IPO Management Team

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Appointing a management team is the first step to successfully coordinate the IPO process. This team typically includes the CEO, CFO, Company Secretary and non-executive director representatives. It should also include eight key advisers:

1. FINANCIAL ADVISOR

A financial adviser will coordinate and execute IPO process, advise the issuer, its board and shareholders on structural, marketing and pricing matters. This may often be the same party as the lead manager.

2. INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Industry Experts may need to be engaged to provide specialist advice or prepare a report for inclusion in the prospectus.

3. TAX ADVISORS

Tax Advisors will provide guidance on tax issues including undertaking tax due diligence on the Issuer.

4. LEAD MANAGER

A lead manager will generally be the investment bank or broker who coordinates and manages significant elements of the IPO including drafting of the prospectus, undertaking investor education and marketing, pricing the offer and (if agreed) underwriting the offer. This may often be the same party as the financial advisor.

5. INVESTIGATING ACCOUNTANTS

Investigating Accountants advise on financial matters including preparing materiality guidelines for the due diligence programme, undertaking accounting due diligence, assisting in preparation of the issuer’s accounts, reviewing and signing off on pro-forma historical and forecast financial information (if any).

6. LEGAL COUNSEL

Legal Counsel will provide advice on legal requirements for IPO including the appropriate due diligence programme, undertaking legal due diligence, reviewing the prospectus, co-ordinating verification of the prospectus and providing a legal opinion on the IPO process.

7. REGISTRY

The Share Registry will assist with the collection of the IPO proceeds, issuing of shares, setting up any incentive plans for management and dispatching holding statements.

8. COMPANY SECRETARY

The Company Secretary will act as the chief administrative officer coordinating the IPO documentation, liaising with the Board and various service providers and being the key liaison between ASX and the Company after listing.

Considering an IPO?

Automic Group are Australia’s #1 IPO services provider. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Max Swadling on (02) 8668 0023 to make an appointment or email max.swadling@automicgroup.com.au.