Course Project for FI516:

Consider that you are a well respected Finance consultant. As such, you have been asked to present a paper to an international conference. The subject of your paper is an analysis of the recent IPO of a firm that successfully launched their IPO. Select an Initial Public Offering (or a Secondary Offering) completed in the last 10 years in U.S. capital markets, and discuss and analyze this IPO in 10-12 pages, double-spaced. Each student should select a separate company as the subject of the paper. This paper should be submitted to the Week 7 IPO Paper Dropbox.

The paper should discuss the following about the company:

1. Identify the company and its industry. 2. Discuss important financial and other facts about the company from its SEC filings. 3. How successful was the IPO in raising capital? 4. What has happened to the company since the IPO? 5. What is the trend in the stock price of the company since the IPO?

You should also analyze if the IPO was a success. You can define success in a number of ways:

1. Good financial valuation 2. The stock price upper movement after its IPO 3. Institutional investors participation 4. Retail investors participation 5. Successful application of the new capital from IPO 6. Others

Make sure you identify the mission of your chosen company, and how that mission influenced launching the IPO.


1. All papers should be single-sided, double-spaced, and in 12-point type Times New Roman font. 2. Papers should be10-12 pages, excluding cover page, reference pages, and appendices. 3. Follow APA style for general format and citations. 4. Paper sections must adhere to the guidelines below, and each section must be labeled in the

text. 5. Language should be clear, concise, and precise. 6. Tone should be professional, consistent, and not filled with jargon. 7. Grammar and syntax (sentence structure) must be correct. 8. Report must be free of misspellings and typos.