Go Public Readiness
Overcome challenges and better prepare your company to go public. Sponsored by MNP, it’s an opportunity to get your questions answered, receive real-time feedback and hear stories from those who have already been through the process.
Join MNP’s Will Avery, Public Companies lead, and Saad Shaikh, Lead, TMT, to get your questions answered, receive real-time feedback and hear stories from those who have already been through the process.
Join us on September 22, 2022 as we discuss:
IPO, RTO, ICO’s
Insights and Tips
Want to know if you’re close to going public? You’ll hear from clients who have already been through the process and can offer you direct feedback and next steps for your company.
Strategize, achieve your goals and go public, sooner than you think!
MNP is one of the largest Canadian full-service chartered professional accountancy and business advisory firms.
Will Avery, CPA, CA, CPA
Partner at MNP’s Assurance Services
Will Avery, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Assurance Services group in the Mississauga office. He delivers a range of accounting and advisory services to publicly listed entities or entities seeking to attain a public listing and a number of industries including manufacturing, technology (including software and app development and biotechnology), food and beverage, and mining to help them resolve complex issues and grow their business. Will has extensive experience with both U.S. GAAP and IFRS and a variety of securities filings such as prospectuses, registration statements, business acquisition reports and other public filings in the U.S. and Canada. He has provided support in a number of assurance engagements for private companies reporting under U.S. GAAP and IFRS prior to and through completion of a public listing. Will assesses complex issues such as embedded derivatives, distinguishing liabilities from equity, financial instruments, business combinations and revenue recognition. Backed by extensive experience, Will helps clients maintain focus on their objectives and provides the necessary support to help alleviate the stress of the public listing process. Will completed an Honours in Chartered Accountancy Studies program with a Bachelor of Arts and a Post-Baccalaureate in Accounting at the University of Waterloo in 2005. In 2007 Will was designated a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). In 2011 he was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Saad Shaikh, CPA, CA
Partner at MNP’s Technology Media and Telecommunications
Saad Shaikh, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Technology Media and Telecommunications group in Toronto. Drawing on extensive experience managing financial reporting and supporting key accounting policies, Saad understands his clients’ unique business needs and provides sound advice on their complex accounting and business issues, helping them achieve success. Saad works one-on-one with private and public sector clients in a diversity of industries on such issues as revenue recognition, accounting for unit issuances and convertible debt. He helps companies with subsidiaries using different functional currencies, share-based payments and complex equity financings. Saad brings experience working with a Big Four firm helping clients in a wide range of industries, including large private sector clients in the technology, media and telecommunications space. Saad is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2011. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) from York University in 2009.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Asensus Surgical
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Rampertab is responsible for the company’s global finance activities, assisting in setting strategy and directing implementation, and representing the Company to investors. Mr. Rampertab has over 20 years of financial leadership experience in the healthcare sector with significant experience in a variety of corporate leadership roles. His background also includes time spent as an investment banker and sell-side equity research analyst. Most recently, Mr. Rampertab served as Chief Financial Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer at Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp., an animal health company. Mr. Rampertab earned his MBA from McMaster University and BS degree in molecular genetics and molecular biology from University of Toronto. He received his CPA and CA designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.