Alternative Financing Strategies: SPACs and Foreign Stock Exchanges

29 October 2008 Boston, MA Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
26th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Networking and Registration

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Program

In an era of greater stock market volatility and dramatically reduced initial public offering (IPO) opportunities, growth companies are taking a close look at the merits of going public via reverse mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Venture capital and private equity firms are increasingly using reverse mergers as an exit strategy for their portfolio companies. At the same time, growth companies continue to look at alternative financing markets outside the United States.

Join us for a Foley Executive Briefing Series program exploring current opportunities for non-traditional public financing strategies. The program will include a discussion of:

  • Going public through reverse mergers with SPACs and other shell companies
  • Raising capital on the Toronto Stock Exchange and its affiliate, the Toronto Venture Exchange, a public venture capital marketplace for emerging companies

These and other issues will be addressed in an informal, interactive session led by:

  • Steven Levine, CEO and Head of Investment Banking of EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., a pioneer of the current SPAC structure
  • James Brown, President and Head of U.S. Investment Banking for Canaccord Adams, Inc., a leading Canada-based investment banking firm
  • Jay Lefton, Partner in the Toronto office of Ogilvy Renault LLP and former member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee
  • Paul D. Broude, Foley Business Law Partner

For questions about registering, please contact Wendy Decker at wdecker@foley.com or 617.342.4000.

Alternative Financing Strategies: SPACs and Foreign Stock Exchanges is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series. Learn more about upcoming programs in the series at Foley.com/FEBS.

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Alternative Financing Strategies: SPACs and Foreign Stock Exchanges

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
26th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Networking and Registration

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Program