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The IPO explained

Taking a company public is one of the most exciting transactions an investment banker works on. How does it work?

Taking a company public is one of the most exciting transactions an investment banker works on. Your client comes to you and says they’re ready to take that step, or you approach them because you think it’s time. But what exactly happens? Some calculations followed by ringing the bell at the NYSE? Not exactly.

Here’s Marco Valla, Co-Head of Barclays Consumer Retail Banking, to explain the process step by step.