During these unprecedented times, the markets have seen a fair share of turbulence, leaving many organizations wondering if it’s the right time to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO). While those companies may be slowing their efforts, we have seen an unprecedented rise in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offerings and transactions, as well as a resurgence of “traditional” offerings in recent weeks.
Join Protiviti, Nasdaq and Baker McKenzie for this complimentary CPE webinar, Going Public in Today’s Markets.
Our panel of experts will address your most pressing questions about today’s markets. They will review the regulatory complexity and speed of getting to markets, how to work with the exchange, and review best practices of preparing to go public.
Key discussion topics will be:
- The current state of the capital markets
- The recent rise in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) IPOs
- How SPACs are affecting the current and future markets
- Expertise on preparing for an IPO in today’s climate
- Questions & Answers
CPE & CLE Webinar*
CPE Not available for OnDemand viewing
*CPE for qualifying live attendees only. You must answer 3 of the 4 poll questions during the live event. CPE will be e-mailed to qualifying attendees 2-4 weeks after the live event. CPE Credit: 1.0 credit. Field of Study: Accounting. Program Level: Basic. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: None. Elements of Engagement: Polling Questions.
**Approved for 1.0 general Illinois CLE credits and 1.0 areas of professional practice New York CLE credits. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/18-12/11/21. This program is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted New York attorneys.
*While CLE credit may be pre-approved in certain jurisdictions, final CLE accreditation approval is anticipated, but not guaranteed.
Christopher M. Bartoli provides advice on corporate and securities matters to clients in various industries including technology, healthcare, energy, real estate, manufacturing, travel and consumer products. He serves on the Firm's Global Capital Markets Steering Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Public Company Acquisitions, the Executives' Club of Chicago, the Illinois Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association.
Chris counsels NYSE and NASDAQ-listed companies, foreign private issuers and their boards of directors on offerings of debt and equity securities, proxy contests, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also regularly advises public companies and their Boards of Directors on SEC reporting and disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters.
Charles is a Managing Director in the Metro NY Region of Protiviti and is a leader in Protiviti’s Financial Reporting Compliance and Internal Audit practices. Charles is also the Northeast Region leader for Protiviti’s Public Company Transformation practice which assists clients with SEC Advisory, Financial Reporting Compliance, Corporate Governance, Internal Control Readiness, Risk & Compliance and IT Transformation. Charles has provided assistance to companies experiencing significant reconciliation and restatements, business combination activity, divestitures and carve out / separation initiatives, external auditor and regulatory inquiries, and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including Revenue Recognition, Lease Accounting and CECL. Charles holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, is an active Certified Public Accountant, and member of both the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Charles is a frequent public speaker on matters of technical accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters.
Charles holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, is an active Certified Public Accountant, and member of both the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Charles is a frequent public speaker on matters of technical accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters.
Chris Wright, from Protiviti’s New York office, is the firm-wide Managing Director of our Business Performance Improvement solution, which includes our Public Company Transformation and Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance groups. He has over thirty years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including 6 years as a partner at two global accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and KPMG), and as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant.
At Protiviti, Chris has provided internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation and other financial investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Franciscan University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.
Chris serves on the boards of several charitable, civic, educational and business organizations. His work in Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training.