An IPO for AVG? Initial public offering (IPO) is defined as the first sale of stock by a company. What type of IPO should AVG use – a traditional IPO or an online auction?

Fin 501 Mod 1 Case An IPO for AVG? Initial public offering (IPO) is defined as the first sale of stock by a company. Companies like AVG (http://www.avg.com/ca-en/homepage) looking to further the growth often use an IPO as a way to generate the capital needed to expand. AVG is uniquely positioned to spearhead innovation in the industry thanks to its employing some of the world’s leading experts in software development, threat detection, threat prevention, and risk analysis. You can read more by accessing the following information source: PR Newswire AVG Technology (2012). AVG technology announces filing for proposed initial public offering. Retrieved May, 2012, from http://www.avg.com/ca-en/press-releases-news.ndi-3521 ; http://www.avg.com/ca-en/homepage 1) What type of IPO should AVG use – a traditional IPO or an online auction? Based on your analysis and findings, what would you recommend to the executives of AVG? Please explain your reasoning in detail. To answer the above question, please include responses to the following issues together with other issues that you think are important: ?The type of investors AVG is likely to attract ?The lessons learned from Google and Morningstar from their auction IPOs ?Advantages of each type of IPO ?Costs of each type of IPO (e.g., US Securities and Exchange Commission fees, stock brokers’ commission, other fees, etc., but how much? Please provide numbers and ratios in the paper.) ?Risks of each type of IPO 2) What do you perceive you have learnt in Module 1 Case Assignment? Which of the following learning objectives do you feel you have mastered? ?Describe the steps a firm must take in order to go public ?Identify success factors for a firm making the IPO decision ?Discuss and analyze the different types of IPOs Please provide your evaluation of the Module 1 Case Assignment in brief. Please refer to the readings below for the sources: Required Readings: A good place to start is this link from the government – click on the other links once you reach this page: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2007). Initial public offerings. Retrieved May, 2012, from http://www.sec.gov/answers/ipo.htm The following source of information is little old but helpful to answer the Case Assignment questions: Kamlet, A. & Rini, W. (1995). Stocks: Initial public offerings. Retrieved May, 2012, from http://invest-faq.com/articles/stock-ipo.html Case Assignment Readings: Clinton, L. (2011). Traditional IPO vs. auction-based IPO. Retrieved May, 2012, from http://www.essortment.com/home/traditionalauct_sibt.htm Investopedia.com (2011). What Does Initial Public Offering – IPO Mean? Retrieved May, 2012, from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/ipo.asp Hensel, N. (2009). An empirical analysis of the efficiency of online auction IPO processes and traditional IPO processes. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 5(3), 268-310.

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