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:
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.
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.