NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consensus Advisors, a boutique investment bank focused on the retail and consumer products industries, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, the world’s largest exchange company, today announced they will co-host The Next Great Consumer Brands Showcase on March 17, 2011, at the NASDAQ OMX MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square.
The daylong conference will feature some of the fastest-growing, most exciting privately held consumer brand companies. Fifteen exhibitors will present and demo their products to an audience of private equity investors, venture capital firms and commercial lenders with an interest in investing in the consumer space. Presentations will be accompanied by two keynote addresses, a luncheon and networking cocktail session. In addition, several leading consumer food and beverage brands will distribute their products to attendees during the conference. A full schedule and brochure can be downloaded here: www.consensusadvisors.com.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Michael D. Jones, VP of Business Development at eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and advertising guru David Lipman, Chairman at LIPMAN, NYC, a leading branding and advertising firm.
Consumer brands that will showcase their products at the conference include: Anthony Logistics for Men, Bills Khakis, CIRCA, Harrow Sports, Ippolita, Metalsmiths Sterling, Moixa Energy, MooBella, Newton Running Corp., Powermat, Sassybax, Skip Hop, Temperley London, Vero Water, and WellDoc, Inc.
Food and beverage brands distributing their products at the conference include: Evolution Juice, Harpoon Ale, the MooBella Ice Creamery Machine, Ocean Vodka, Popchips, Saintsbury Wines, Tanabar by Vermont Nut Free, and Vero Water.
“We are delighted to partner with the NASDAQ in bringing together these 15 great consumer brands. We believe all of them could have a big impact on their marketplace over the coming decade,” said Michael O’Hara, CEO of Consensus Advisors. “Unlike most events of this kind, the set up of the day gives attendees an opportunity to interact directly with each company’s management and experience their products up close. All in all, we hope this proves to be a fun environment where the next great brands can really showcase their offering to a select group of potential investors, who can foster their next stage of growth.”
“The various presenters, keynotes and consumer brands showcasing products at this event have an entrepreneurial spirit in common. We are delighted to host them all at NASDAQ, which is home to entrepreneurs who have accessed capital markets and have become category-defining companies with some of the world’s most recognizable brands,” said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President of The NASDAQ OMX Group.
About Consensus Advisors: Consensus Advisors is a boutique investment banking and financial advisory firm based in New York and Boston. Consensus focuses on complex transactions for companies undergoing significant transformation of their business models. Consensus professionals have decades of relevant industry experience representing and advising companies, entrepreneurs, investors, creditors and lenders in financial and brand equity transactions. They have extensive relationships with the multiple resources necessary to help companies at every stage of development, including commercial banks, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, factors, investors in distressed assets, and real property and equipment lessors. www.consensusadvisors.com
About the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).