Capital Markets & IPOs

BDO has established itself as the leading provider of reporting accountant work in main capital markets

Our capital market specialists act as reporting accountants for companies seeking a flotation or listed companies undertaking subsequent fundraisings, acquisitions and other transactions. The teams have deep experience of the requirements for stock markets around the world and is supported by the full range of BDO’s international network. 

BDO has established itself as the leading provider of reporting accountant work in main capital markets such as Australia, Germany and the UK.


Going public

Are you planning on going public with your company? With equity or debt instruments? We will support you in taking this step.


  • IPO Readiness
  • IPO Project Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • IFRS Reorganization


  • Stock Exchange Prospectus/Prospectus Liability
  • Equity Story
  • Reporting accountant
  • Pre IPO Due Diligence
  • Comfort Letters
  • Capital increases

Being public

As a listed business you might have found that this environment constantly puts forward new challenges. Changes in regulations such as the introduction of new IFRS or amendments in corporate governance result in comprehensive shifts in processes and systems. Complex business transactions such as the acquisition of a company or the divestment of subsidiaries or company shares present enormous challenges to the given resources. Corporate actions require detailed scheduling, professional implementation and communication. Further, it is necessary to regularly improve the existing processes. BDO supports you at executing your plans within a slim organization and make you “best in class”.

Listed company improvements

  • Accounting Optimization
  • Fast Close Advice
  • Annual Audit
  • IFRS Advanced Training
  • Enforcement Advice
  • Supervisory Board Briefing

Dealing with unpleasant issues

  • Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
  • Fraud Investigations


  • Transaction advice
  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Post Merger integration

Capital Measures

  • Cash Capital Increase
  • Non-Cash Capital Increase
  • Borrowed Capital and Mezzanine Capital
  • Securitisation: “simple, transparent, standardised”

Going private

If the effort of being listed is too high and public ownership structure is no longer in the best interest of the business, BDO can help you. Regardless of whether you would like to leave the stock exchange market by a squeeze-out or a direct delisting BDO is the advisor to support you in this process and help you reach your aim.