NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICR, one of the largest independent financial communications firms in North America, today announced it will host an IPO Preparedness panel as the first in a series of sessions covering current market trends at the 15th Annual ICR XChange, taking place January 15-17, 2013 at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, FL. The panel will be held at 12:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 15.
Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of ICR, commented, "We are pleased to bring together a panel of leading industry experts to shed light on current market conditions, provide insights on areas companies need to address to best prepare for an IPO and identify the companies and sectors that are appealing to the market right now. An IPO is one of the most pivotal moments for a company. We expect this conversation will hold a great deal of value for XChange attendees.”
The IPO Preparedness panel will be moderated by ICR’s Joe Teklits, Senior Managing Director. Panelists will include Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, New Listing & Capital Markets, NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ); Joseph Link, Partner, Ernst & Young; Linda Killian, Founder and Principal, Renaissance Capital; Thomas J. Pennison Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG); Cliff Greenberg, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Baron Capital Inc.; and Michael Fox, President of ICR’s Corporate Communications Group.
The 15th Annual ICR XChange will include three additional panel discussions covering shareholder activism, the restaurant industry and the teen consumer space, with details to be released soon. For updates on the conference and to view the list of presenting companies, please visit www.icrxchange.com.
The 15th Annual ICR XChange is pleased to be sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Canaccord Genuity; Citi; Cowen and Company; Credit Suisse; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; ITG; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC; Jefferies; J.P. Morgan; KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Lazard Frères & Co. LLC; Nomura; Piper Jaffray & Co; Raymond James; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Stephens Inc.; Stifel Nicolaus Weisel; Wells Fargo Securities; and William Blair & Company.
Established in 1998, ICR is consistently ranked as one of the top independent financial communications firms in the North America, and in 2011 was ranked as the 8th largest independent communications firm overall. ICR specializes in investor relations, corporate and crisis communications and digital media, and represents more than 350 public and private companies across more than twenty different sectors. The firm maintains offices in Norwalk, Conn., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Beijing.
Learn more at www.icrinc.com.
About ICR XChange
The ICR XChange is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 1,500.
For more information please visit www.icrxchange.com.