Growth Capital Expo’s Public Company Boot Camp Agenda and Faculty Announced

A Half-Day Interactive Workshop for Founders, Officers and Directors of pre-IPO and Recently Public Emerging Growth Companies

April 12, 2014 2:00-6:15 pm, reception to follow

The Public Company Boot Camp is a must-attend program if your company is planning to go public or has recently completed a going-public event.

A series of four fast-paced, deep-immersion instructional sessions by top players in late-stage private and early-stage public company advisory, that will better prepare your company to go public, be public raise capital and thrive as a publicly-traded entity.

In one information packed afternoon you’ll learn how to:

  • Know when the time is right for your company to enter the public markets.
  • Examine the options to fully public status available to today’s emerging growth companies.
  • Create a going-public plan with milestones benchmarked for success.
  • Get your financials on track and bulletproofed ahead of market scrutiny.
  • Build and deploy your board to burnish your brand and reputation with investors.
  • Manage your messaging to investors, media and regulators to build liquidity and lower your cost of capital.
  • Estimate your likely pricing and terms before you seek growth capital.
  • Leverage your cap structure to achieve the greatest flexibility at the lowest cost.
  • What you need to know before you begin negotiations with placement agents and investors.
  • Improve your corporate governance practices in the board room and executive suite as a pro-active defense against increasingly vocal shareholder activists.
  • Expand your options for success by positioning for both internal growth and acquisitions.

Public Company Boot Camp SpeakersAGENDA

2:00 – 2:40 pm
Opening Remarks and Keynote

Steve Walker, General Counsel, National Association of Corporate Directors
Adam Epstein, Third Creek Advisors; author of “The Perfect Corporate Board”

2:45 – 3:30 pm
The Decision: Why Go Public and Why Now?

Why now? If not now, when? Why go public at all? New options for private company capital formation and liquidity. Considering a public company buyout, alternative public offering, or foreign market listing.

Eric Stein, Szaferman Lakind
Brian Lebrecht, ClydeSnow
Lance Jon Kimmel, SEC Law Firm

3:35 – 4:20 pm
The Preparation: Building Your Story and Your Team

Earnings growth is the only thing. Addressing your capital structure. Technology and IP. Internal controls. The audit. Choosing independent directors. Assessing your legal and accounting representation. Hiring a banker instead of a brand.

John Hogoboom, Lowenstein Sandler
David Bukzin, Marcum
Mike Tomasulo, AHT Insurance

4:40 – 5:25 pm
Becoming Public and Thriving in the Aftermarket
Testing the waters with a confidential filing. Engineering the Pop, and managing the Fade. The new rules on investor communications. The two jobs of a public CEO: managing the company and managing the stock.

Steve Skolnick, Lowenstein Sandler
Jeff Lloyd, Sitrick & Co.
Joe Balagot, Dawson James

5:30 – 6:15 pm
The Evolving Role of the Small Cap Public Company Director

Steve Walker, NACD
Abe Friedman, CamberView Partners
Adam Epstein, Third Creek Advisors

6:15 PM– 7:45 pm
Public Company Boot Camp and Expo Welcome Reception

Sponsored by the National Association of Corporate Directors, the premier organization devoted to corporate board development. Cocktails and hor d’vouerves will be served.

Registration only $395

Boot camp registration is complimentary to all Expo presenting company teams and “full access” Expo attendees. Your fee may be credited towards a full access ticket to the Growth Capital Expo.