MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF) (“Ladenburg”), a publicly-traded, diversified financial services company, and the firm’s investment banking arm, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. (“LTCO”), today announced the successful conclusion of LTCO’s inaugural Technology Expo, an invitation-only event conducted by LTCO’s Technology Investment Banking Group in coordination with the firm’s Research and Corporate Access Teams. Held on May 31 in New York, the event hosted more than 250 attendees, including leaders from more than 40 companies across the mobile technology ecosystem and institutional investors who actively follow or invest in the space.
Hardware, software, and internet companies displayed technology at the Expo from a wide range of categories including connectivity, equipment, cloud and enterprise software, cybersecurity, media, semiconductors, wireless charging, virtual reality, e-commerce and blockchain. The majority of these companies are publicly-listed entities from the US and Israel trading on the Nasdaq. During the daylong event, approximately 300 one-on-one meetings were conducted between companies and investors.
In addition, the Expo featured an expert panel discussion on real-world use cases of blockchain technology for attendees. The panelists included Jenny Cieplak, of Crowell & Moring LLP, who advises clients on commodities law as well as the creation, governance and sale of tools for financial transactions; Christopher Miglino, CEO and co-founder of SRAX, a digital marketing and data management technology company; and Ted Murphy, founder and CEO of IZEA, a technology company that connects marketers and content creators.
David Rosenberg, co-President and CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., said, “This highly successful event showcased Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.’s position as a go-to investment bank for high-growth, differentiated technology companies. Ladenburg sees tremendous potential for companies in and around the technology sector, and we were very pleased with the enthusiastic response we received from both companies and investors across the mobile technology spectrum.”
Mark Green, head of LTCO’s Technology Investment Banking Group, said, “In designing the Tech Expo, we looked for innovative companies that expand the boundaries of the mobile technology ecosystem that would be of interest to the institutional investor community. The 2018 Ladenburg Tech Expo allowed companies and investors to interact not only through presentations and one-on-one meetings, but also through on-site demonstrations of the companies’ products and services in an Expo-like setting. We look forward to building on this year’s success with future editions of our Technology Expo.”
Presenting and attending companies included: Axon Enterprise (AAXN), Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN), Monotype Imaging Holdings (TYPE), Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL), Energous Corporation (WATT), Magic Software Enterprises (MGIC), Brightcove Inc. (BCOV), ZAGG Inc. (ZAGG), Silicom Ltd. (SILC), ShotSpotter, Inc. (SSTI), Zix Corporation (ZIXI), Amber Road, Inc. (AMBR), Camtek Ltd. (CAMT), PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX), LiveXLive Media, Inc. (LIVX), Attunity Ltd. (ATTU), GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC), Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS), ID Systems, Inc. (IDSY), Datawatch Corporation (DWCH), MicroVision, Inc. (MVIS), Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (CSSE), Aviat Networks, Inc. (AVNW), SITO Mobile, Ltd. (SITO), Synacor, Inc. (SYNC), Issuer Direct Corporation (ISDR), Social Reality, Inc. (SRAX), On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTIV), Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (DLPN), Versus Systems Inc. (CNSX:VS), Inuvo, Inc. (INUV), Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV), iPass, Inc. (IPAS), ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR), IZEA, Inc. (IZEA), WidePoint (WYY), Humavox (Private – wireless power) and M2M/Iota Networks (Private – IOT networks).
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firms Securities America, Triad Advisors, Securities Service Network, Investacorp and KMS Financial Services, as well as Premier Trust, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Highland Capital Brokerage, a leading independent life insurance brokerage company, Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services, a full-service annuity processing and marketing company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 135 years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.