Leading IPO Advisors Launch 2016 ‘IPO BOOTCAMP’

A unique, educational event for private companies on IPO process will be held on Feb. 26, 2016

Hosted by ICR, Latham & Watkins and Nasdaq

New York, NY – February 4, 2016 – Leading initial public offering (IPO) advisors from ICR, Latham & Watkins and Nasdaq today announced the launch of the 2016 IPO Bootcamp. The event is designed to assist private companies, their respective shareholders and financial sponsors in better understanding the process behind an initial public offering and provide best practices on how to effectively make the transition into life as a successful public company.

Although recent market turmoil has slowed the number of IPOs as of late, more than 600 overall companies have gone public in the last two years – with the pipeline of prospective companies with an IPO in their future considered robust and growing. The IPO Bootcamp will illuminate areas of focus on the road to going public for private companies and their key stakeholders, providing fundamental lessons to avoid pitfalls and strengthen strategy around the IPO process. The event will be comprised of a series of panels featuring experts and practitioners breaking down different stages of the pre- and post-IPO journey while discussing the overall transition to becoming a public company from broader perspectives.

The 2016 IPO Bootcamp is scheduled for Feb. 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET at Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square.

About ICR
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Beijing.
Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,200 lawyers in its offices located in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Latham’s Capital Markets Practice offers the vast resources of a global platform while maintaining an in-depth understanding of local markets and industry-specific issues. The team advises issuers, private equity sponsors and investment banks on developing and executing a broad array of securities products, from the standard to the most innovative.
For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit www.lw.com.

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.