EY - IPO preparation decoded

EY Growth Markets Webcast

IPO preparation decoded

Attracting investors and other essentials to consider in your plan to go public

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The transition from private company to public enterprise is a complex undertaking. While understanding regulations and preparing for transparency, C-suite executives can lose sight of other critical preparations that contribute to a successful IPO.

Join us for a candid conversation across a variety of issues to consider in your IPO preparation, including:

  • Preparing to make critical capital markets decisions
  • Strategies for approaching and appealing to Wall Street analysts and institutional investors
  • Avoiding pitfalls that can negatively impact the IPO process and transformation into public company

Panelists

EY - David Brown

David Brown

EY US Equity Capital Markets Advisory Leader

As Head of Equity Capital Markets at EY, David is responsible for providing clients with advice and perspective around equity capital markets transactions and strategy. David and his team deliver independently sourced data, analysis and years of transactional experience to boards and management teams as they consider public and private market capital raising alternatives. David provides our clients with capital markets and investment banking advisory services for projects including initial public offerings, follow-on equity and convertible debt offerings, block trades, call spreads, private placements, acquisition financing, capital structure analysis, and return of capital considerations.

David joined EY in April 2015 after nearly 20 years of investment banking experience and completing more than transactions across the capital markets product spectrum at Lehman Brothers, Barclays and Oppenheimer. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree and double major in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics.

EY - Adam J. Epstein

Adam J. Epstein

Founder, Third Creek Advisors, LLC

Adam J. Epstein is a former institutional investor, and now, an advisor to CEOs and boards of pre-IPO and small-cap companies through his firm, Third Creek Advisors, LLC.

Prior to Third Creek, he co-founded Enable Capital Management, LLC. Enable’s special situation hedge funds invested in more than 500 small-cap financings. Mr. Epstein is the author of The Perfect Corporate Board (McGraw Hill, 2012). In June 2017, The Perfect Corporate Board was the #1 ranked corporate governance book on Amazon.com.

Adam earned a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vassar College.

Moderator

EY - Jackie Kelley

Jackie Kelley

EY Americas IPO Markets Leader

Jackie Kelley has more than 25 years of experience providing financial and strategic advisory services to companies executing IPOs and strategic transactions. She is a member of the EY Americas Growth Markets executive team, where she leads its IPO markets platform. Jackie has advised companies ranging in size from early stage VC backed companies to private companies with revenues in excess of $50 billion on the IPO process. She has led teams providing IPO/transaction readiness assessments and roadmaps, program management support, financial reporting and operational process improvement solutions, financial audits, internal audits, governance advisory, SOX implementations, and compliance services. She has hosted numerous IPO readiness conferences around the world and has facilitated more than 100 C-Suite strategy sessions.