Insight

An initial public offering is a business transformation

Think of the IPO as part of a business transformation—that needs a hand from HR.

John Luce

John Luce

Principal, Advisory M&A Services, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1112

Gregory Kopp

Gregory Kopp

Advisory Managing Director, Strategy, KPMG US

+1 202-533-8011

Robert Berkowitz

Robert Berkowitz

Manager Advisory, Strategy, KPMG US

+1 917-438-3865

As a company prepares to go public, it’s important to include HR in the process to make sure the organization is ready for the next stage of growth. Indeed, an IPO can be regarded as a milestone during a business transformation. The freshly minted public company has new stakeholders and responsibilities. And, in most cases, the money raised in the IPO is intended to enable the organization to scale up and pursue growth in new ways. Systems and operating models that worked for a start-up often need to be replaced or upgraded. To put the company in shape to succeed long-term, a business transformation is required and when HR is included in the IPO process, companies can make sure they have the talent and programs in place to thrive post-IPO.

An initial public offering is a business transformation
For success on IPO day two, involve HR day one