1 NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\1. Preparing for an IPO. Presentation by Kenneth G. Pott Principal, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter November 13, 2000. MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\2. What is an IPO? An Initial Public Offering of the shares of a company's stock The orderly sale of shares to the public following rules outlined in the Securities Act of 1933 and enforced by the SEC. A way for companies that need capital for growth to sell ownership stakes to investors who believe in a company's future prospects MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 1. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\3. Benefits of Being a Public Company Bolster and diversify equity base Enable cheaper access to capital Exposure and prestige Attract and retain the best management and employees Facilitate acquisitions Create multiple financing opportunities: equity, convertible debt, cheaper bank loans, etc.
2 Individuals Management &. Mutual Funds Pension Funds Venture Capital Funds Other Institutions MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 2. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\4. Challenges Faced by a Public Company Additional financial disclosure requirements Shareholder and security analyst scrutiny Corporate governance Vulnerability to hostile takeovers Cultural considerations MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 3. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\5. Public vs. Private Company Perspective Public companies face Public Company Private Company significantly higher scrutiny than private companies Accountability Accountability Effective and timely External shareholders Management communication to The Street will strengthen a public Research Analysts Shareholders company's credibility.
3 Which Management Board of Directors is key to valuation Board of Directors Disclosure Disclosure Summary results to shareholders Quarterly SEC filings Management accounting Detailed review of operating results Forecasting Quarterly investor calls Primarily for budgeting Forecasting Missing budgeted numbers may impact bonus Thorough payments but does not necessarily weaken a company's competitive position Precise Conservative Critical to always meet or exceed Street expectations missing a quarterly earnings target can reduce a company's stock price by 50% or more MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 4. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\6.
4 Before and After Life Before IPO Prep Life After IPO Full Disclosure . Fulfill due diligence requirements Investor relations Develop budgeting and reporting process Conference calls Develop timely reporting of key metrics Press releases More aggressively track revenue/ SEC requirements profitability progress within each month/ Ongoing discussions with investors and quarter analysts Develop clear communication method for Management credibility changes in business Facilitate management responsiveness to Designate responsible parties inside changing marketplace ( business organization to provide appropriate strategy ).
5 Investor relations Prepare investor relations personnel for the types of questions they will be asked and information they will provide MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 5. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\7. Organizational Meeting Identify Issues Composition of working group Structure of offering Time schedule and assignment of tasks Legal considerations Publicity Financial and accounting matters MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 6. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\8. Organizational Meeting Composition of Working Group Hire the Team Lead manager Co-managers Issuer's counsel Underwriters' counsel Accountants Organize the Internal Team to Address the Following: Structure Strategy Due diligence Disclosure MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 7.
6 NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\9. Organizational Meeting Structure of Offering Size of offering Primary and secondary components Number of shares authorized Status of mezzanine financing Existing shareholder list Lock-up agreements with company, principal shareholders, officers, directors Distribution objectives/syndication Directed share program Selection of listing exchange Selection of stock symbol Use of proceeds MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 8. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\10. Organizational Meeting Time Schedule and Assignment of Tasks Due diligence sessions Drafting sessions Availability of audited financials Shareholder communications Board of director meetings Filing SEC review period Salesforce presentations/roadshow Pricing/offering Closing MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 9.
7 NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\13. Organizational Meeting Legal Considerations Outstanding claims Loan agreement restrictions or other consents needed to offer shares Blue Sky Issues Board meetings Disclosure of confidential agreements Request of confidentiality or treatment of confidential information Possible lawsuits Possible acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, management changes MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 10. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\14. Organizational Meeting Publicity Quiet period Industry presentations Press releases/other corporate announcements Interviews or articles on company to be published MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 11.
8 NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\15. Organizational Meeting Financial and Accounting Matters Historical audited financial statements Identify any unusual items requiring advance discussion with SEC. Comfort letter MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 12. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\11. Time Schedule Org. Due Develop Drafting Filing Meeting Diligence Financial Pre-filing Phase Model Roadshow SEC Review Period SEC Review Preparation Phase Print Red Sales Force Roadshow Pricing Closing Marketing Herrings Presentation Phase 8 Weeks 8-12 Weeks 4 Weeks MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 13. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\12.
9 Time Schedule (cont'd). Pre-Filing Phase SEC Review Phase Marketing Phase Pricing, Trading and Follow-on Support Due Diligence Draft roadshow Print and distribute red Probe pricing sensitivity presentation herrings . Structuring Determine appropriate Respond to SEC Analyst presentation to mix of retail and Valuation comments underwriters' sales forces institutional allocations Choose co-managers Target key investors Determine IPO price Documentation Invitation of underwriting Aftermarket trading Positioning syndicate Closing File Registration Sell-side analyst presentation by Company On-going research Statement coverage Roadshow presentations Begin development institutional and retail books of demand MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 14.
10 NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\16. Due Diligence Process At the Corporate Level Business Overview History Mission statement/vision Objectives and key challenges Operational overview Management team/organizational chart Key investment highlights Strategic position in the industry Industry Overview/Market Opportunity Industry size/growth rates Market drivers Major industry trends (spending, commissions, etc.). Consolidation Segmentation/target markets Cyclicality Regulatory environment MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER 15. NYIBDF14\200611\08 NOV 2000\2:08 PM\17. Due Diligence Process (cont'd). At the Corporate Level Products/Services Description of each major product/service category Market size by category Sales and margins by product/service category Customers Breakdown of total customers/subscribers (business vs.)