Morgan Stanley at Work on IPO preparedness

Sam Adams and Kevin Swan discuss the challenges companies face in the decision to stay private or go public

Sam Adams, Executive Director of Private to Public Strategy for Morgan Stanley at Work, and Kevin Swan, Co-Head of Global Private Markets for Morgan Stanley at Work, tell us how Morgan Stanley is providing a unique service for companies seeking either the management of their private equity programmes or the journey towards an IPO. 

Adams, whose role involves strategising for customers and creating preparedness in the event of them going public, talks about the importance of employee equity considerations alongside why being ready to launch into the public domain can result in a smoother transition. 

Meanwhile, Kevin Swan describes the current financial environment and why remaining private is becoming an increasingly attractive option for scaling companies.


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