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  • Initial Public Offering (IPO) Advisory

Initial Public Offering (IPO) Advisory


Going public is a long, tedious and involving process that represents a significant milestone for any company. Our Business Transaction team has many years of experience in working with clients who are contemplating to get its shares listed in Singapore. 

Through our extensive BDO global network and resources, we are able to assist in overseas listing such as Nasdaq, KLSE, Hong Kong Exchanges and others. 

At the initial stage, we can help evaluate your financial readiness for an IPO. We can also help you assemble a team of key advisers, including the investment banker (who would advise on the corporate fund raising process), sponsors, lawyers and underwriters. 

Typically, we can help the client achieve the key milestones on the road to an IPO as follows

Before the Listing

  • Identifying and introducing suitable sponsors, lawyers, auditors, underwriters and other relevant advisors (Please note that BDO is not presently able to directly offer IPO related legal or regulatory advice as such);

  • Conduct of foundation work to strengthen the company’s accounting record system, tightening its internal controls, improving operational efficiency, addressing problems and resolving issues that may affect the listing; and

  • Assess the most tax efficient listing structure.

During the Listing

  • From an accounting perspective, advice on corporate structure and tax planning for the proposed listing vehicle;

  • Preparation of financial and non-financial data required in the offering; and

  • Acting as reporting accountants during the offering, reviewing the profit and working capital forecasts as well as other relevant documents.

After the Listing

  • Advice on corporate governance, accounting and regulatory changes as a post mortem.