Pre-Investment Considerations For An IPO Exit

Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Over the last several years, private equity sponsors have increasingly been looking to the public markets to exit portfolio company investments. Although there is nothing new about sponsors exiting through an initial public offering, stockholders agreements entered into by sponsors at the time of the original investment have not always anticipated properly the various nuances of owning interests in a public company and the expectations of a sponsor (and management and its co-investors) with respect to the sell-down of that investment and post-IPO governance arrangements. Below are some considerations that sponsors should be mindful of when making an investment in a...

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