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How To Manage The Due Diligence Process For An IPO

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The due diligence process is one of the most significant and time-consuming aspects of an initial public offering, and the process includes legal, business, financial and accounting due diligence.

Limiting potential liability under securities law is the principal purpose of the due diligence process, but due diligence also plays a critical role in ensuring the registration statement and prospectus are high-quality disclosure and marketing documents, assisting the underwriters to value the company and price the offering, supporting the legal opinions to be provided by counsel for the company and the underwriters, and identifying actions to be taken to prepare the company...

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