M5-Assignment 1: LASA: IPO Presentation

Part I: IPO Presentation:

You work for a medium sized privately held electronics firm which is considering transitioning to a publically held organization. Your boss found out that you were taking business courses at Argosy University and has asked you to prepare a presentation for upper level management to explain the process by which a privately held company would transition to publicly held company.  He has asked you to  describe the general accounting processes involved in establishing an initial public offering (IPO), including but not limited to accounting for all assets, liabilities and equities of the firm. Prepare a 15-20 slide professional MS PowerPoint presentation which covers the following:

 

  • Identify and explain the top five reasons private companies go public.
  • Explain information the firm is required to provide to the investor with complete transparency.
  • Compare and contrast the differences in accounting processes and procedures that medium sized companies such as yours go through when going public.
  • Discuss any concerns you believe the company should guard against while transitioning from privately held to publicly held (shareholder apprehension, fair market value, etc.) and provide solutions to each concern.

Use the notes section in MS PowerPoint to explain your talking points. Use at least two charts and two additional graphics which support your points. Utilize at least three references (one of which may be your text) in your presentation. 
By Week 5, Day 5 deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

 

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified and explained the top five reasons private companies go public.
8
Explained the information the firm is required to provide to the investor with complete transparency.
8
Compared and contrasted the differences in accounting processes and procedures that medium sized companies go through when going public.
28
Discussed any concerns the company should guard against while transitioning from privately held to publicly held (shareholder apprehension, fair market value, etc.) and provided solutions to each concern.
36
Included at least 2 charts and 2 additional graphics to support points. Utilized at least three references in presentation
12

Presentation components: 
Organization (16 pts)
Style (12 pts)
Usage and Mechanics (16 pts)
A PA format and inclusion of at least three appropriate, scholarly resources (20 pts)

64

Correct answers to Chapter 6-b Post Test

36

Correct answers to Chapter 8-b Post Test

36

Correct answers to Chapter 9-b Post Test

36
Correct answers to Chapter 10-b Post Test
36
Total:
300

 

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