Guide to Direct Listings: Benefits, Challenges, Mechanics and More

By ICR

This year, alternatives to a traditional IPO have become increasingly common. One of those alternatives, a direct listing, enables private companies to list their shares on a public stock exchange without a traditionally underwritten offering.

Direct listings offer many benefits, but they also present some unique challenges. In this resource, “Guide to Direct Listings: Benefits, Challenges, Mechanics and More,” we share an in-depth overview of the mechanics behind a direct listing, along with case studies detailing approaches recently taken by companies that have pursued the transaction and the market’s reception.

The guide also explores:

  • What experts say about direct listings
  • New NYSE guidance around direct listings
  • Best practices for the direct listing process

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