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Jun 24, 2024

Risk vs return: Weighing up the pros and cons of pre-IPO IR

We hear from IR, recruitment and consultants on how a lack of IR stands out as a ‘natural IPO-readiness gap’
Derek Brown, who joined Trustpilot in November 2020 to help take the online reviews firm public, jokes about signing a one-week notice period in the run-up to the IPO. But for an IR professional, a pre-IPO company is as risky as it is exciting. The appeal of Trustpilot – which listed in London in March 2021 – won Brown over and he was willing to take the chance. And it paid off: he stayed with the company for more than three years, leaving in April this year. But he advises others to weigh

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Garnet Roach

An award-winning journalist, Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of...