B. Riley 15th Annual Investor Conference Update: 250 Presenting Companies; Expert Panels; Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Charity Boxing Night Returns For 5th Year

May 09, 2014, 17:29 ET from B. Riley & Co., LLC

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY), (www.brileyco.com), a leading, full service investment bank announced today that 250 companies are scheduled to present at its 15th Annual Investor Conference. The conference will be held May 19-21, 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California.

The three-day, invitation-only conference features an expanded and compelling lineup of companies selected by the B. RILEY Research Department, which has consistently ranked at the top of the charts in independent stock performance surveys. Represented industry sectors include: Consumer Products; Consumer Hardlines; Retail; Apparel & Footwear; Internet; Telecommunications; Optical Components; Software & Services; Semiconductors; Semiconductor Capital Equipment; Special Situations; Auto, Marine, Trucking & Power Sports; Media, Entertainment, and Advertising; Healthcare IT and Aerospace & Defense.

B. RILEY also announced that the conference will feature three expert panels including:

A Monday, May 19th luncheon panel entitled "Would You Join This Crowd for $50 Million?—This Part of the JOBS Act Earns an A+". Panelists will cover the recently enacted JOBS Act with particular focus on Title 4, Regulation A+. The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of finalizing rules for this new capital raising avenue.

The session will be moderated by John Hogoboom, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler, PC. Panelists include: Allen Sussman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb; Bryant Riley, Chairman, B. Riley and Dylan James, Managing Director, Nasdaq OMX Group.

A Tuesday, May 20th breakfast panel entitled "The State of the Capital Markets" will cover capital raising trends in the equity markets and will include an overview of trading activity, IPOs, Follow-on and Secondary Offerings, and Registered Direct Offerings.

The session will be moderated by Andy Moore,  Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Sales, B. RILEY.  Panelists include Brian Curran, Co-Head of Sales & Vice President, Capital Markets, Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE; Art Requenez, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP; Michael Balkin, Portfolio Manager, William Blair; and Richard Waks, Managing Director, Head of Sales Trading, B. RILEY.  

A Tuesday, May 20th luncheon panel entitled "Life in the Post-Recession Lending World—Want It, Need It, How to Get It", will address credit markets, capital availability, current lending requirements and the outlook for debt financings. Panelists will cover debt financings for M&As, LBO and MBO transactions.

Moderating the panel will be Todd Van der Wel, Partner, Moss Adams, LLP. Panelists include: Samantha Marks, Director Loan Origination, Wells Fargo Capital Finance; Michael Allison, Co-President and President of the Commercial Bank, OPUS Bank; and Bradley Nii, Managing Director, Monroe Capital.                        

B. RILEY also announced that once again the famed Santa Monica Pier will serve as backdrop for the 5th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Fight Night.

On Tuesday evening, May 20th, conference attendees will join professional and U.S. Olympic boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard and celebrity friends for an evening of sports entertainment, music, food and drink. The evening will feature a ProAm fight card commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission and USA Boxing and include several professional and amateur bouts. The charity boxing event benefits the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its work with juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity.   

A partial list of conference sponsors includes:  

Platinum: Wells Fargo Capital Finance; PR Newswire, the official news wire service provider for B. RILEY's 15th Annual Investor Conference.

Gold: Lowenstein Sandler, PC and Moss Adams, LLP.

Silver: Bloomberg; Checkalt, LLC; Foley & Lardner, LLP; Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE; Loeb & Loeb, LLP; Opus Bank; RR Donnelley; Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP; Troutman Sanders, LLP; and Weinberg & Co, P.A.

Participant Sponsors: Bank of America; Hauser Group; Liolios; Merrill Database; Monroe Capital; NASDAQ OMX; SEC Compliance; and Tippett Moorhead Financial Partners.

Product Showcase Sponsor: Reed's Inc.

Association Sponsors include the Aerospace & Defense Forum and the Los Angeles Venture Association.

For more information on the conference visit: B. RILEY CONFERENCE
For registration, please contact your B. RILEY representative or email: conference@brileyco.com

Information contained herein should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

About B. RILEY:  

B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY) is a leading, independent, investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. Founded in 1997, B. RILEY is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in: New York, San Francisco, and Newport Beach, California. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com

Subject to change. For most current list visit: B. RILEY COMPANY LIST

Accuride Corporation (ACW)     
Actuate Corporation (BIRT)    
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (ADK)   
Adesto Technologies   
Advanced Photonix, Inc. (API)    
AECOM Technology Corp. (ACM)    
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)    
AlienVault, LLC     
AllDigital Holdings, Inc. (ADGL)      
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP)      
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX)    
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOSL)      
Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc (OTCQB: AMBS)      
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC)      
American Software, Inc. (AMSWA)      
Angie's List, Inc. (ANGI)    
Argex Titanium Inc. (RGX-CA)      
Arotech Corporation (ARTX)      
Aspen Group, Inc. (ASPU)      
Attunity, Ltd. (ATTU)    
AudioEye, Inc. (AEYE)      
Authentidate Holding Corp. (ADAT)      
Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)      
Auxilio, Inc. (AUXO)      
Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS)      
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (BTN)      
Bebe Stores, Inc. (BEBE)      
Blue Earth Inc. (BBLU)    
BofI Holding (BOFI)      
Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS)      
Brunswick Corporation (BC)    
BSQUARE Corporation (BSQR)    
Burcon Nutrascience Corp. (BU-CA)    
Cache Inc. (CACH)      
Cadiz Inc. (CDZI)      
CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)      
Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)    
Calpian, Inc. (CLPI)    
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (CKEC)      
Cascade Microtech Inc. (CSCD)      
Centrify Corporation     
Cherokee Inc. (CHKE)     
ChromaDex Corporation (CDXC)      
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK)     
ClearOne, Inc. (CLRO)      
Clearsign Combustion Corp. (CLIR)    
Coherent (COHR)      
CollabRx, Inc. (CLRX)      
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI)    
Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG)      
Conversant, Inc. (CNVR)      
Cornerstone Ondemand, Inc. (CSOD)      
CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP)      
CounterPath Corporation (CPAH)      
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CVU)      
CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP)    
CYREN (CYRN)      
Data I/O Corp. (DAIO)    
Datawatch Corporation (DWCH)    
Demand Media, Inc. (DMD)      
Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG)      
Digital Ally, Inc. (DGLY)      
Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (DCIN)    
Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL)      
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA)      
Ducommun Incorporated (DCO)      
Dyadic International, Inc. (DYAI)      
EarthLink, Inc. (ELNK)      
Edgewater Technology, Inc. (EDGW)      
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO)      
Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (ETAK)      
EMCORE Corporation (EMKR)      
Engility Holdings, Inc. (EGL)      
Enservco Corporation (ENSV)      
eOn Communications Corporation (EONC)      
Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL)      
Exar Corporation (EXAR)      
Exponent, Inc. (EXPO)      
Finjan Holdings, Inc. (FNJN)      
FluoroPharma Medical, Inc (FPMI)      
FormFactor, Inc. (FORM)      
Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF)    
Franklin Covey Co. (FC)    
FTD Companies, Inc. (FTD)    
General Finance Corporation (GFN)      
Geo Semiconductor     
GigOptix, Inc. (GIG)      
Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)      
Glowpoint, Inc. (GLOW)      
GP Strategies Corporation (GPX)      
GSI Group Inc. (GSIG)    
GSI Technology Inc. (GSIT)      
Guardian 8 Holdings (GRDH)      
Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID)      
Heska Corporation (HSKA)      
Highpower International, Inc. (HPJ)    
HII Technologies, Inc. (HIIT)      
hopTo Inc (HPTO)    
I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY)      
iCAD, Inc. (ICAD)    
II-VI Incorporated (IIVI)      
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN)    
InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. (INFU)    
Innerworkings (INWK)      
Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. (IVFH)    
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI)      
Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR)      
Intersil Corporation (ISIL)      
Intevac Inc. (IVAC)    
Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK)    
Iteris, Inc. (ITI)      
Iveda Solutions, Inc. (IVDA)      
j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM)    
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK)    
JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU)      
Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ)      
JPS Industries, Inc. (JPST)    
Keating Capital, Inc. (KIPO)      
Kitson Pty. Ltd.   
Kofax Limited (KFX)    
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)      
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LF)    
Lifetime Brands, Inc. (LCUT)      
Lightbridge Corp.     
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH)      
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX)      
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)      
LiqTech International, Inc. (LIQT)      
Local Corporation (LOCM)    
LRAD Corporation (LRAD)      
LTX-Credence Corporation (LTXC)    
MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAMS)      
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH)    
Marine Products Corp. (MPX)      
Mattson Technology, Inc. (MTSN)      
MaxLinear Inc. (MXL)    
Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO)      
Merge Healthcare Incorporated (MRGE)      
Methode Electronics, Inc. (MEI)      
Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (MILL)    
Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (MNGGF)      
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE)      
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (MPAA)      
Move, Inc. (MOVE)      
MRV Communications, Inc. (MRVC)    
Nanotech Security Corp. (NTSFF)    
NanoViricides, Inc. (NNVC)      
Napco Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC)      
National Holdings Corporation (NHLD)    
Nautilus, Inc. (NLS)      
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN)      
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT)    
Newport Corporation (NEWP)      
NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG)    
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI)      
NV5 Holdings, Inc. (NVEE)      
O2Micro International Limited Sponsored ADR (OIIM)      
Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)      
Oplink Communications, Inc. (OPLK)      
Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. (OEDV)      
Outerwall Inc. (OUTR)      
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)    
Pandora Media, Inc. (P)      
Park City Group Inc. (PCYG)    
PCTEL, Inc. (PCTI)      
PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW)      
Pixelworks, Inc. (PXLW)      
Planar Systems, Inc. (PLNR)      
PNI Digital Media Inc. (PNDMF)    
Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR)      
Points International Ltd. (PCOM)      
Power Integrations, Inc. (POWI)    
PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX)      
Primo Water Corp. (PRMW)      
PTC Inc. (PTC)      
Qumu Corporation (QUMU)      
Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT)      
Reed's, Inc. (REED)      
Reis, Inc. (REIS)      
Remy International, Inc. (REMY)      
Rightside Group (DMD2)    
RMG Networks Holding Corp. (RMGN)    
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (RMCF)     
Rovi Corporation (ROVI)      
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC)      
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)    
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH)    
Selectica, Inc. (SLTC)      
Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (SGGH)      
Silicon Image Inc. (SIMG)    
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB)    
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Sponsored ADR (SIMO)      
Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP)      
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)      
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX)      
Spar Group Inc. (SGRP)      
Sparton Corp. (SPA)      
Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI)      
Stamps.com Inc. (STMP)      
Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO)      
Stoneridge, Inc. (SRI)      
Stratex Oil & Gas Holdings, Inc. (STTX)    
SuperCom Ltd. (SPCB)      
Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. (SYRX)    
Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (TRGM)    
TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT)      
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS)    
The Female Health Company (FHCO)      
The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL)      
The Marcus Corporation (MCS)      
TheStreet, Inc. (TST)      
TIO Networks Corp. (TNC-CA)      
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH)      
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM)    
Towerstream Corporation (TWER)      
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP)      
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL)     
United Online, Inc. (UNTD)    
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC)    
VCA Antech Inc. (WOOF)      
Versar, Inc. (VSR)      
ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT)    
Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA)    
VOXX International Corporation (VOXX)      
WD-40 Company (WDFC)      
West Marine Inc. (WMAR)      
WidePoint Corporation (WYY)      
XO Group Inc. (XOXO)      
ZipRealty, Inc. (ZIPR)

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