Direct Listings

There is not a one size fits all method to becoming a public company. Goodwin’s depth of sophisticated capital markets experience enables us to meaningfully advise clients on unique corporate structures in addition to the traditional initial public offering— including direct listings and dual-class or tri-class structures, among others.

Having led the second ever direct listing for a large technology company, our team is well-versed in the benefits and limitations of a direct listing, as well as the different reporting requirements. Coupled with our comprehensive knowledge of market trends, we are able to guide our clients through hidden execution challenges that may arise in direct listings.

As direct listings are becoming an increasingly popular choice as an alternative to a traditional IPO, our experience navigating the process uniquely positions us at the front of the pack. We understand how the role of financial advisors differs from a conventional IPO and we are equipped to prepare companies for the critical “investor education” that replaces the traditional roadshow.