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The IPO: Key Players and the IPO Process from the Inside

The IPO: Key Players and the IPO Process from the Inside

IPO: The Key Players

An IPO is like an elaborate 17th century PG13-to-R-rated dance. There are many roles and everyone has to play their part, or that stately minuet starts to look like the mosh pit at a rave.

(a) The Investment Bankers. Played here by SilverSlacks, one of the oldest and stodgiest firms on Wall Street. Investment bankers advise companies on the best way to raise capital, the proposed selling price, how much to sell, and similar useful information. Used car salesmen sell...

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