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De-Mystifying IPOs and Understanding Capital Market Opportunities in 2015

February 10, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

6th Floor Conference Center
20 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
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Mellissa Boyd
(312) 223-3125
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ROTH Capital Partners, Dresner Corporate Services, BDO and Dickinson Wright invite you to attend an informational roundtable presentation by industry experts on understanding, preparing for and executing a successful initial public offering.  

We will explore the current favorable capital markets and recently relaxed regulatory environment that make IPOs an increasingly attractive and vibrant method of raising capital for small and mid-cap companies. Our panel of experts will share valuable insights on IPO readiness steps, an actionable roadmap on the going public process and tips for maintaining your aftermarket stature and liquidity as a publicly-traded company. 
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Seminar
Steve Carr, Managing Director, Dresner Corporate Services
Mr. Carr is a trusted counselor experienced in meeting the investor relations and corporate communications needs of young companies seeking to go public. He is a long-standing board member of the National Investor Relations Institute and holds a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.

John Dalfonsi, Managing Director, ROTH Capital Partners
Mr. Dalfonsi has over 20 years of investment banking experience with emerging growth companies including 50 Initial Public Offerings. He has a B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Wendy Hambleton, National SEC Practice Director, BDO USA, LLP
Ms. Hambleton works extensively with BDO's clients and engagement teams to prepare SEC filings, communicate with the SEC staff and resolve related accounting and reporting issues. She co-authors a number of internal and external publications, including the AICPA's Guide to SEC Reporting and is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC).

Michael Raymond, Member and Department Head, Dickinson Wright PLLC 
Michael Raymond is the leader of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice at Dickinson Wright PLLC. He has over thirty-one years of national securities and corporate finance experience and has served as counsel to numerous issuers, underwriters and other participants in connection with initial and secondary public offerings.