NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com, a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, will host its 27th Annual Growth Stock Conference March 8-11, 2015, at The Ritz Carlton, located at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, Calif.
One of the largest of its kind, ROTH’s flagship three-day investment conference brings together executives from more than 530 public and private companies and approximately 1,000 investors. The event provides attendees with investment ideas across a variety of sectors, including Business Services, Consumer, Cleantech and Industrial Growth, Energy, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, Mining, and Technology & Media. Company presentations, Q&A sessions, panels and management one-on-one meetings offer investor clients opportunities for extensive interaction with executive management to gain in-depth insights into each business and sector.
"This is our flagship conference, and we look forward to this event each year," said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH. “We believe that our conferences provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain insight into emerging growth companies across a variety of sectors while also socializing and enjoying themselves in a beautiful setting. For over 26 years, ROTH has served as a trusted partner and advisor to our clients, and we intend to continue on the forefront of identifying opportunities for their benefit. We look forward to another productive event.”
Over the past year, ROTH has expanded its research team in the Healthcare, Cleantech & Industrial Growth, Resources and Technology sectors and now has 18 analysts covering 245 companies. The firm initiated new coverage on 79 companies in 2014, and as a result, more than 35% of this year’s attending management teams are presenting for the first time at the ROTH conference.
As in prior years, ROTH’s research team has assembled a number of keynotes and panels designed to educate and promote sector-specific discussion, including:
* Shareholder Activism
* Cyber Security Keynote on “Managing Risk before it Manages You” by Governor Thomas J. Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
* “Shock & Awe” - Impact of Lower Oil Prices
* Special presentation by Martin E. Franklin, Founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH)
* M&A Market Outlook discussion on the Mining Sector
* Building Your Brand in 2015
* Latest Trends in the Solar Industry (US, China, Japan, Financing/Yieldcos, etc.)
There will be over 60 private companies at this year’s conference which reflects the continued improvement in the IPO market in 2014, which brought 299 companies to the public market. Since the enactment of the JOBS Act in 2012, small-cap IPO volume has nearly doubled to 108 new issues in 2014. While the volume remains below levels seen in the mid-1990s, we believe this improvement trend will continue. In 2014, ROTH participated in 8 IPOs, representing about $350 million in proceeds. We expect that Healthcare and Technology will continue to lead the way and are encouraged to provide a strong representation from these sectors at this year’s event. (IPO data sourced from Dealogic & ROTH Capital Partners | 2.11.15)
On Tuesday, there will be four panels to provide additional private company insight. The first panel is on Uplisting to a US National Exchange, followed by a Venture Capital panel on “Inside the Growth Tornado”. During the afternoon, we will present an “IPO readiness panel” which will provide updates on the state of the IPO Market, the IPO process, listing alternatives and legal, regulatory and insurance considerations when going public, as well as a second VC panel on “#siliconvalley”.
The conference provides a rich environment for business development opportunities and is a powerful and effective marketing platform targeting key decision makers. A partial list of conference sponsors at the time of this announcement includes:
|Hogan Lovells International LLP|
|Loeb & Loeb LLP|
|Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.|
DLA Piper LLP
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
|Lowenstein Sandler LLP|
|Dickinson Wright PLLC|
|K&L Gates LLP|
|OTC Markets Group|
|Pacific Stock Transfer|
|Pryor Cashman LLP|
|Shearman & Sterling LLP|
|Wall Street Transcript/MeetMax|
CBIZ MHM LLC/Mayer Hoffman McCann PC
|Corporate Stock Transfer|
Financial Buzz Media
|GBH CPAS, pc|
|Genesis Select Corporation|
|Greenberg Traurig, P.A.|
|Hayden IR, LLC|
|Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP|
|Locke Lord LLP|
|Lucosky Brookman LLP|
Montalvo Spirits, Inc.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
|National Association of Corporate Directors|
|NYSE New York Stock Exchange|
|Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP|
|Richardson & Patel, LLP|
|S&P Capital IQ|
|SEC Compliance, Inc.|
|Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP (SRFF)|
|Stonegate Capital Partners|
|Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP|
|Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, P.C.|
|The Piacente Group, Inc.|
|The Trout Group LLC|
|Troutman Sanders LLP|
|Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|Cleantech San Diego|
|Crank & Grind|
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Eastside Distilling, Inc.
Edgar Agents, LLC
Financial Profiles, Inc.
GRIT – Cycle
HII Technologies (HIIT)
House of Lync
International Energy Insurance Brokers
Inventure Foods (SNAK)
Liolios Group, Inc.
Moss Adams LLP
Oil & Gas Investor pm2net
Safety Quick Light
Salt Life / Delta Apparel (DLA)
|Weinberg & Company|
For more information about this invitation-only conference – including agenda and web cast schedule – please visit: www.roth.com.
About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.