Going Public? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Public vs. Private Funding

Lecture/Symposia Series

Going Public? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Public vs. Private Funding

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

How do high-growth companies evaluate different funding options and opportunities? What are bankers really thinking in regard to the next hot IPO? Why are companies staying private longer and how is private equity and venture capital driving that trend? A discussion around these timely questions sheds light on the lifecycles of companies that choose these respective routes, and the balancing act between raising capital and maintaining control while scaling the company to accommodate rapid growth.

Following opening remarks by Steve Hobbs, Managing Director, Protiviti's Public Company Transformation practice, Telis Demos, who covers capital markets and the securities industry for The Wall Street Journal, moderates a fireside chat with New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley on the current IPO landscape. A panel discussion follows with senior corporate and financial executives who share perspectives on topics, including:

-Benefits and considerations of a public offering
-Private valuations vs. public post-IPO market capitalization
-Funding strategies in the private equity and venture capital markets
-Make or break decisions facing pre-IPO companies
-Lessons learned from recent IPOs

Panelists include:
Telis Demos (moderator), Wall Street Journal reporter covering the U.S. capital markets and investment banking
Howard Katzenberg, Chief Financial Officer, OnDeck
David Klein, CEO and Co-Founder, CommonBond
Sean V. Madnani, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC
Howard Morgan, Partner and Co-Founder, First Round Capital

Special thanks to NYSE and Bateman Group

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