IPO Readiness: Are You on Track?Co-sponsored by BDO, Paul Hastings, RBC Capital Markets, Marsh, and Merrill Corporation
Based on findings from the recent BDO IPO Outlook study, capital markets executives at leading investment banks are optimistic on the U.S. initial public offering market for 2010, with more than two-thirds predicting IPO activity to increase.
On May 20, a panel of Atlantas thought leaders will discuss the steps and considerations in the going-public process. If you are exploring an IPO as part of your companys business strategy, we encourage you to join us.
Our panels will include distinguished speakers from BDO, Paul Hastings, RBC Capital Markets, and Marsh.
TOPICSWhy go public?• What are the pros and cons
What is the profile of an attractive IPO candidate?• Size, industry and growth rate
What is the IPO Process?• From start to finish
How a Company Should Prepare for an IPO• Who are the right advisors?• What internal controls must be in place?• What corporate governance initiatives must be implemented?
Directors and officers insurance and executive compensation issues• What are the legal exposures facing our Directors and Officers in an IPO and how can they be protected?• What are the key issues in executive compensation for public companies?
Pitfalls to Avoid• What can go wrong and how to plan for it?
How We Survived the IPO• Life of public company executives, pre-and post-IPO
DATEThursday, May 20, 2010
TIME3:00 pm 3:30 pm Registration3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Program and Q&A5:30 pm 7:00 pm Networking Reception
LOCATIONCherokee Town and Country Club155 West Paces Ferry Road, NWAtlanta, GA 30305
RSVP BYFriday, May 14, 2010 to Meredith Gordon at