IPO and Liquidity Events

Learn about all types of liquidity events, from tender offers to IPOs, the impact they have on your shareholders and how to successfully complete a liquidity event.

  • What Equity Administrators Should Know About Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC)

    What Equity Administrators Should Know About Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC)

    Check out what equity administrators should know about SPAC or Special Purpose Acquisition Companys.

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  • The 4 W's Of Liquidity Events: What, Who, When and Why

    The 4 W's Of Liquidity Events: What, Who, When and Why

    Learn about tender offers, when to perform a tender offer buyback and more about this liquidity event.

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  • Pre-IPO Tune-Up – A 10-Point Inspection

    Pre-IPO Tune-Up – A 10-Point Inspection

    See if your company is ready to consider an Initial Public Offering with our IPO preparation checklist.

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  • Employee Engagement on the Road to IPO

    Employee Engagement on the Road to IPO

    Discover what employee engagement strategies are available and how to effectively engage your employees.

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  • Are Direct Public Offerings the Latest Silicon Valley Disruption?

    Are Direct Public Offerings the Latest Silicon Valley Disruption?

    Among this year’s highly anticipated lineup of unicorn public offerings, one stood out from the rest. Following Spotify’s 2018 direct public offering (DPO) success, Slack became the second...

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  • Stock Option Lending: The Fastest Growing Market in the Private Company Liquidity Toolbox

    Stock Option Lending: The Fastest Growing Market in the Private Company Liquidity Toolbox

    At this point, it has been incredibly well documented how private companies are taking longer to make the leap and launch into the public arena. Despite the recent run of IPOs that resulted in...

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  • The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The lifecycle of a private company is evolving. Over the last two decades, the timeline for companies to seek an entry to the public market has doubled from 6 to 12 years. 2019 has seen...

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  • Convert equity to liquidity as easily as your public counterparts with Shareworks Liquidity.

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  • Delivering the Tools to Grow From Seed to IPO

    Delivering the Tools to Grow From Seed to IPO

    As Shareworks continues to invest in products and partnerships to serve our private company clients, we are excited to announce an expansion of our work with the Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE)....

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  • IPO or Bust! The SEC Wants More Companies to IPO and They’re Prepared to Help

    IPO or Bust! The SEC Wants More Companies to IPO and They’re Prepared to Help

    The SEC is back in action and the message is clear: they want more private companies to go public. To help facilitate this goal, this week the SEC proposed allowing private companies of all sizes...

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  • Tender Offers Done Right: Six Steps to Success

    Tender Offers Done Right: Six Steps to Success

    As the average lifespan of VC-backed private companies continues to grow – 11 years at last count – it’s understandable that employees grow anxious for the opportunity to cash out their shares...

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  • Wealth of Capital Available to Private Companies Continues to Delay IPOs

    Wealth of Capital Available to Private Companies Continues to Delay IPOs

    The second quarter of 2018 was the fifth quarter in a row with over 10 venture-backed IPOs. While this is great news, it is still fairly insignificant when compared to the number of private...

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  • Increase Morale and Productivity with a Tender Offer

    Increase Morale and Productivity with a Tender Offer

    Employee stock options and shares can attract, retain and reward the talent you need to grow your business, but they can also lead to challenges for private companies, particularly if an exit...

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  • IPO Journey Workbook: Your Map to Success

    IPO Journey Workbook: Your Map to Success

    The IPO team is comprised of diverse contributors from across your organization — from the Board of Directors to Finance and HR — and each has a unique set of responsibilities. Check out our IPO...

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  • The IPO Strikes Back

    The IPO Strikes Back

    Growing a company? Hard. Hiring, motivating and retaining employees? Hard.  Preparing your company for an IPO?  Really hard. Finding the right IPO guidebook? Easy.   Equity administration is...

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  • Is a Tender Offer Right for You?

    Is a Tender Offer Right for You?

    In this age of companies staying private longer, some private companies still have their sights clearly set on an IPO. Some are in “maybe someday” mode, while others may never choose to take the...

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  • Finding Early Liquidity: 6 Things Founders Should Consider Before Selling Their Shares

    Finding Early Liquidity: 6 Things Founders Should Consider Before Selling Their Shares

    Five years ago, finding buyers for the shares of a private startup was basically impossible. Now electronic platforms and an entire cottage industry of buyers have emerged, but what are the risks...

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  • IPO and Stock Compensation: What to Expect While You’re Expensing

    IPO and Stock Compensation: What to Expect While You’re Expensing

    Going public is always an exciting (albeit laborious) time for any firm. But the current renewed interest and optimism in the IPO market makes the prospect doubly enticing. And no wonder. In...

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