September 30, 2009 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Stay Public or Go Private: What Your Company Needs to Know (Webinar)

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Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will answer the following questions:

  • How do recent SEC rulemaking actions impact public companies?
  • What considerations should drive the decision to go private or remain public?
  • What are the financing alternatives?
  • What are the hurdles and risks in a going private transaction, and how is it structured?
  • What are the regulatory implications and financing options for companies that remain public?

It is a difficult time to be a public company. Increased regulatory costs and burdens, heighted scrutiny by regulators and activism by investors—over everything from financial reporting to executive pay—along with the volatility and short-term focus of public markets are causing companies to evaluate whether they might be better positioned by exiting the public markets and going private. In order to properly evaluate that decision, companies must have a clear understanding of the hurdles, risks and mechanics of a going-private transaction, as well as the regulatory and financial implications of remaining public.

Beth Hughes, Partner, Venable LLP
Jimmy Dvorak, Partner, Venable LLP
Tom France, Partner, Venable LLP
Jon Mahan, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

RSVP to Pam Blair by September 23 at or 202.344.4438.