Raising CapitalBusiness transparency is an essential pre-condition for developing a successful company. Here, we explain why transparency is beneficial for a business and its owners and discuss the practical steps towards achieving corporate transparency. Development of an effective system of corporate governance, adoption of international accounting and financial reporting standards, creation of an efficient IR function - all these are the successive measures that lead, eventually, to an increase in the value of the company. Also in this section, you will be able to learn more about the widely used methods of attracting equity capital for funding the continuing growth of your business. In conclusion, we will discuss the executive actions necessary to prepare the company for new equity investors.