The decision to undertake an initial public offering (IPO) is an exciting milestone in a company's life cycle. In this second chapter of our 18th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey, we discuss the considerations company founders should keep in mind when taking their company public.

Among these considerations are the composition of the board of directors, the realities of broad investor oversight and the complex obligations with respect to financial and other disclosures.

Read "Preparing for IPO Success: The Transition in the Founder's Role and Corporate Culture."

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