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IPO Readiness

Accordion's Approach to IPO Readiness

At Accordion, we thrive at the nexus of the sponsor-CFO relationship – where exit preparation is always top-of-mind. Our team specializes in readying PE-backed companies for the public environment by providing on-the-ground leadership and execution, not just advisory. Here’s how:


We manage.

CFO teams have competing priorities; from the IPO decision to the first day of trading (and beyond), we take responsibility for initiation, planning, and project execution. Our Accordion team of PMO experts thrive in the rigorous PE environment – making us uniquely suited to advance key initiatives with all project stakeholders, including: C-suite, private equity, underwriters, bankers, attorneys, and auditors.

We transform.

Public companies have new reporting, governance, and documentation requirements, as well as new regulatory expectations, enhanced controls, changes in organizational structure and investor demands…and that’s all after the Form S-1 filing. Everything is needed faster and subject to greater scrutiny – but our operational and technical experts have been in the trenches, so we know what it means to be READY.

We remediate.

Financial statements and controls don’t meet public requirements yet? We can fix that. Our operational and technical accounting subject matter experts collaborate with your team to develop enhanced controls, reconciliations, and accounting policies & procedures.

We accelerate.

We don’t just close the books; we accelerate the entire close and reporting cycle. By re-engineering processes and leveraging automation, our Accordion team reduces close time to ensure that the production of financial statements, Board reporting packages, and regulatory filings keep on pace to meet stringent public company accelerated timelines.

Shauna Watson

Taking your company public is no small feat. At Accordion, we roll up our sleeves – working alongside your CFO function to deliver PMO, finance, and accounting expertise at every stage of the IPO readiness process...from the operational to the technical. ”

Shauna Watson
Managing Director, Accordion
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