2020 has been a roller coaster for IPOs. The pandemic and historic bear market brought IPOs to a screeching halt. The future looked bleak for companies like Airbnb, which delayed its IPO and had massive layoffs. Fast forward to the fall, and the IPO market has more than thawed. Snowflake was the largest software IPO in history, and Airbnb and other companies are expecting to go public in late 2020 and into 2021.
Experiencing an IPO is exciting, and perhaps nerve-wracking. The payoff from your restricted stock units and/or stock options could be lucrative. But equity compensation is complicated, and your HR department will not advise you on what to do.
I wrote this guide in plain English to help prepare for your company's IPO. You'll learn:
Most importantly, you'll have a clear plan, which will help you navigate the emotional roller coaster of the IPO process. Get your guide by filling out the form below!
- What to prepare before the IPO
- How the tax part works
- Important considerations after the IPO
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