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CCG Announces Key Speakers and Topics at NYSE IPO Boot Camp

Jun 02, 2010, 09:35 ET from CCG Investor Relations

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CCG Investor Relations, a global investor relations and strategic communications firm, today announced key speakers and topics for its "IPO Boot Camp at the NYSE" on June 25 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The intensive one-day program will provide private companies with a total road map to the going-public process.

Expert panelists will advise companies how to accelerate their IPO readiness and optimize their valuation through a commitment to world-class governance, creating the "perfect pitch," developing robust reporting and forecasting systems, and avoiding the legal and accounting pitfalls that can derail or delay an offering, particularly during erratic IPO windows of opportunity.

Attendees will have an opportunity to benchmark with other companies' going-public success stories, including a presentation by The Vitamin Shoppe, whose transition from a private company to a public listing on the NYSE resulted in a stock price increase of over 40% within six months of the firm's IPO.

    Guest speakers and expert panelists will include:

    -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch: J.D. Moriarty, Managing Director Equity
       Capital Markets
    -- Brean Murray Carret & Co.: Richard Serrano, Managing Director
    -- CCG Investor Relations: Crocker Coulson, President
    -- Credit Suisse: C. Cullom Davis, Managing Director, Equity Capital
       Markets
    -- DealFlow Media: Steven Dresner, President
    -- DLA Piper, LLP: Christopher C. Paci, Partner; Steven D. Pidgeon,
       Partner
    -- Grant Thornton: David Weild, Senior Capital Markets Advisor
    -- HUB International: Shawn Flanigan, Assistant Vice President
    -- Loeb & Loeb LLP: Mitchell Nussbaum, Partner and Chair, Securities
       Practice Group
    -- New York Stock Exchange: Michael Noonan, Vice President, Head of
       Capital Markets
    -- Neuberger Berman: Sandy Pomeroy, Managing Director
    -- Pink OTC Markets: R. Cromwell Coulson, President & Chief Executive
       Officer
    -- PricewaterhouseCoopers: Kenneth J. Blomster, Partner; Neil Dhar,
       Partner; Scott N. Olsen, Principal
    -- Rodman & Renshaw LLC: John J. Borer, III, Senior Managing Director and
       Head of Investment Banking
    -- The Vitamin Shoppe: Michael G. Archbold, Executive Vice President,
       Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

"With uncertain markets and increased investor standards following the global financial crisis, companies considering going public need a bigger tool box than ever before to navigate today's IPO landscape," said Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Investor Relations "Guidance from world-class advisors, a well prepared management team and a clearly defined investment thesis are essential to completion of a successful IPO in these challenging markets."

Program sessions will touch on every issue required in the going-public process as well as how to optimize the offering and aftermarket performance. Top underwriters and active IPO investors will give management and their sponsors an unvarnished look at the qualities required for a successful public debut in today's demanding markets.

    "IPO Boot Camp at the NYSE" Program Topics will include:

    -- The Role of the Exchange in a Successful IPO
    -- Overview and Outlook for the U.S. IPO Market
    -- Building a Winning Team: Choosing Your Underwriters and Advisors
    -- Key Legal Issues as You Prepare for an IPO
    -- Ten Audit Issues Your Need to Think About Now
    -- Working with Your Sell-Side Analyst
    -- NYSE Case Studies
    -- Listing Alternatives: Return of Small Cap IPOs and Alternative Going
       Public Transactions
    -- What is the Buy-Side Looking for?
    -- Investor Relations Strategy and Aftermarket Performance

The seminar will also discuss the Return of the Small Cap IPO and alternative going public techniques that companies can use to raise capital and achieve public status so as to accelerate their growth curve and position themselves for larger future public market financings.

Private company management with an eye to the IPO market and interest in evaluating the timing, strategies and best practices for a successful IPO and aftermarket performance are invited to attend. Registration for this seminar is free for company management.

This seminar is hosted by the New York Stock Exchange and CCG Investor Relations. The Platinum sponsor for this event is Rodman & Renshaw. Additional sponsors include: Brean Murray Carret & Co., DLA Piper LLP, Grant Thornton, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Pink OTC Markets, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, PR Newswire, R.R. Donnelley. Media sponsors include: DealFlow Media, Dealogic, CFO Zone and Private Equity Insider. For additional information and to register, please click here http://eepurl.com/wiKX

    For more information, please contact:

    General Contacts:
     Faviana McGrody
     Phone: +1-646-833-3519
     Email: Faviana.McGrody@ccgir.com

     Crocker Coulson, President
     Phone: +1-646-213-1915
     Email: Crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

    For media inquiries, please contact:
     Catherine Loos
     Phone: +1-646-833-3458
     Email: Catherine.Loos@ccgir.com

SOURCE CCG Investor Relations



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