Capital Markets & Divestitures
The path to accessing debt and equity markets or successfully executing a separation and sale can be a complex maze of accounting, regulatory and legal issues. Riveron brings structure to the unstructured, guiding companies through critical decisions to ensure a successful transaction. Regardless of your chosen path, Riveron provides subject-matter expertise and comprehensive project management focused on technical accounting, SEC and SOX regulatory requirements, sell side support, and separation strategy and design.
Riveron has advised companies on a variety of capital markets and divestiture transactions ranging from subsidiary spin-offs to multi-entity roll-up IPOs. Our proven approach will reduce accounting and regulatory distractions, enabling management to focus on choosing the right path and driving sustainable growth.
We are not limited by traditional independence rules because we do not provide audit, review or compilation services. Riveron is an engaged partner, leading companies through identifying, analyzing and concluding on complex accounting and financial reporting matters.
Riveron provides SOX readiness assistance to a private company after recent IPO
After going public under the JOBS Acts, Riveron was engaged by a privately held food company to design and implement the company’s internal controls framework. Riveron assisted the company by developing entity-level controls within the COSO framework and performed a materiality and scoping assessment to determine the financial processes in scope for SOX 404 purposes. Riveron delivered process documentation, which included narratives and risk and control matrices.
Riveron navigates company through the 144a process and ultimately an IPO
Riveron assisted Foundation Building Materials, a $2.1 billion building materials distributor, providing technical accounting, financial reporting and audit support to prepare annual and quarterly historical financial statements for the registrant and multiple significant investments on extremely accelerated timelines. Riveron also assisted in preparing and coordinating documentation for the S-1, road show and client data room. Successfully executing the detailed project plan on the short time line resulted in the client accessing the capital markets to fund growth quickly and effectively.
Riveron manages carve-out and IPO readiness for new company
A €30 billion German cement and aggregates company chose to divest its non-core building products business line, Lehigh Hanson. The Company engaged Riveron to assist with a dual-track divestiture, including carve-out and conversion from IFRS to US GAAP, subsequent public registration and liaison of the dual-track sale process for the Company’s negotiations with private equity investors. We managed the separation strategy to stand up the carved-out entity, assisted with SOX readiness, provided technical guidance, and produced SEC-compliant financial statements. Ultimately, Riveron publicly filed the Company’s registration statement with the SEC on an aggressive timeline and assisted with the sale of the Company at a favorable price.
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