CFPro Founders help Fever-Tree reach IPO

Geography London, UK   Background Fever-Tree is the world's leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers for alcoholic spirits by retail sales value, supplying hotels, restaurants, retailers bars in over 50 countries worldwide. Based in the UK, the brand was launched in 2005 and soon rose to a strong marketplace position. The company was looking to list on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) and they required a team of experts to facilitate the production of the historical financial information as part of the listing admission document within this process. CFPro was nominated to step in and assist with this critical part [...]

2018-04-24T09:29:13+00:00April 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on CFPro Founders help Fever-Tree reach IPO

Life after IPO: Why your focus should be on life long after the bell has sounded.

The bell has run, the photo has been taken, the cheques are signed and you are officially a public company. Congratulations. But before you sit back thinking that most of the hard work is done - just how certain are you that your business is fully prepared for life as a public company? If you are preparing your business for IPO - there's one thing we want to ask you to do: Focus on being a public company, not just on Going Public.  Life post IPO is a series of recurring challenges for most leadership teams.  Your market, consisting of [...]

2018-10-12T11:36:02+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Life after IPO: Why your focus should be on life long after the bell has sounded.

The art of knowing how, and when to bow out gracefully: 4 Exit Strategies available for senior executives today.

During the past 10 years, the average Fortune 500 CEO age has inched up to 58 from 56, according to Korn Ferry, an executive search and recruiting firm based in Los Angeles. They go on to say that “This reflects the overall ageing of the U.S. workforce as Baby Boomers continue working long past traditional retirement age. By 2022, 31% of those ages 65 to 74 will still be working, up from 20% in 2002, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics”  Coupled to that, the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published employment rate figures demonstrating [...]

2017-10-25T10:06:41+00:00October 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on The art of knowing how, and when to bow out gracefully: 4 Exit Strategies available for senior executives today.

To Float or Not to Float

Floating a company, or Going Public, is the legal process by which a company goes from being privately to publicly held. This process can be quite daunting to any organisation looking to grow through IPO and takes the company through a series of activities which ultimately results in a percentage of the company is made available for purchase by the general investing public, on an investment platform, like a stock exchange.  The sale of stock which was previously privately held is now called the Initial Public Offering, or IPO. Where most organisations see Going Public as a way to raise [...]

2017-10-24T15:48:39+00:00October 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on To Float or Not to Float

4 of the biggest mistakes to avoid pre-IPO

There is very little more exciting than seeing visible growth in your business – whether it be your product offering, your customers’ satisfaction levels, your staff count, or (and most crucially) your bottom line. And whether your organisation, or you as an individual, is looking at growth from a M&A perspective, a Management Buy-Out, a Management Buy-In, or simple investment in order to expand, growth can be daunting, at the same time. But when it comes to IPO, making sure that you have all your ducks in a row, your t’s crossed and your i’s dotted, (we couldn’t find any [...]

2017-10-09T14:03:20+00:00October 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 4 of the biggest mistakes to avoid pre-IPO

Part 2: Mid-IPO – What’s at Stake?

Now that you’ve made the decision to pursue an IPO and you’ve taken the active step towards becoming a public company, and being listed on the stock exchange – we thought we’d let you know what to expect while waiting for that big bell to toll. We warn you, there's a lot to take in here. But if you get to the end of this blog, and you realise that you need our help - then we're just a phone call away.   Kick-off Meeting Before a company can formally start the IPO process, it needs to ensure it meets [...]

2017-08-02T16:26:04+00:00August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Part 2: Mid-IPO – What’s at Stake?

Part 1: Pre-IPO – What’s at Stake?

In the first of a 3-part series, we look at the pre-IPO process and all that it entails for businesses considering listing their business publicly.  The Initial Public Offering, or IPO as it is more commonly known, is the process which a Private Limited Company applies to be listed on the stock exchange. For businesses who have never done this before, it can be quite a daunting process – and one that we never advise you try on your own.  We’ve broken the pre-IPO process down into 4 key phases.   Business Review: Before a company even considers an IPO [...]

2017-08-01T12:31:58+00:00August 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Part 1: Pre-IPO – What’s at Stake?

When it’s time for an IPO: It’s time to know your type.

Before a company even considers an Initial Public Offering (IPO), it needs to know whether it is in a position to do so. To get to this decision, a business needs to go through a full business audit or review in order to understand all the potential issues that an IPO, and the process of “Going Public” causes, and whether the business will be able to deal with the issues as they arise.  In order to understand the IPO process, it’s necessary for you to get to grips with the many types of IPO that a business may pursue and [...]

2017-07-10T14:30:59+00:00July 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on When it’s time for an IPO: It’s time to know your type.

When Pre-IPO is more than just gobbledygook.

When a business is at that stage of its life that it starts to consider its big “Next Step”, more often than not, the business strategy could lead them in the direction of stepping from the Private into the Public commercial worlds. Knowing where to start, how to prepare and how to understand all that the IPO process expects and offers, is very often a challenge in itself. In this series of IPO-related blog posts, we aim to take you through the troublesome to the terrific and provide you with the insight and information you need, to be able to [...]

2017-07-10T13:49:38+00:00July 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on When Pre-IPO is more than just gobbledygook.