B. Riley 15th Annual Investor Conference Opens Monday With 250 Presenting Companies; Expert Panels; Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Charity Boxing Night
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY), (www.brileyco.com), a leading, full service investment bank announced today that 250 companies are scheduled to present at its 15th Annual Investor Conference. The conference opens Monday morning, May 19, 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California.
The three-day, invitation-only conference, scheduled for May 19-21, 2014, will feature a compelling lineup of companies selected by the B. RILEY Research Department, which has consistently ranked at the top of the charts in independent stock performance surveys.
Investors will be reviewing companies from a broad range of industry sectors including: Consumer Products; Consumer Hardlines; Retail; Apparel & Footwear; Internet; Telecommunications; Optical Components; Software & Services; Semiconductors; Semiconductor Capital Equipment; Special Situations; Auto, Marine, Trucking & Power Sports; Media, Entertainment, and Advertising; Healthcare IT and Aerospace & Defense.
In addition to management presentations and one-on-ones, the conference features expert informational sessions:
A Monday, May 19th luncheon panel entitled "Would You Join This Crowd for $50 Million?—This Part of the JOBS Act Earns an A+". Panelists will cover the recently enacted JOBS Act with particular focus on Title 4, Regulation A+.
The session will be moderated by John Hogoboom, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler, PC. Panelists include: Allen Sussman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb; Bryant Riley, Chairman, B. Riley and Dylan James, Managing Director, Nasdaq OMX Group.
A Tuesday, May 20th breakfast panel entitled "The State of the Capital Markets" will cover capital raising trends in the equity markets and will include an overview of trading activity, IPOs, Follow-on and Secondary Offerings, and Registered Direct Offerings.
The session will be moderated by Andy Moore, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Sales, B. RILEY. Panelists include Brian Curran, Co-Head of Sales & Vice President, Capital Markets, Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE; Art Requenez, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP; Michael Balkin, Portfolio Manager, William Blair; and Richard Waks, Managing Director, Head of Sales Trading, B. RILEY.
A Tuesday, May 20th luncheon panel entitled "Life in the Post-Recession Lending World—Want It, Need It, How to Get It", will address credit markets, capital availability, current lending requirements and the outlook for debt financings. Panelists will cover debt financings for M&As, LBO and MBO transactions.
Moderating the panel will be Todd Van der Wel, Partner, Moss Adams, LLP. Panelists include: Samantha Marks, Director Loan Origination, Wells Fargo Capital Finance; Michael Allison, Co-President and President of the Commercial Bank, OPUS Bank; Patrick S. Brown, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell; and Bradley Nii, Managing Director, Monroe Capital.
The luncheon speaker for Wednesday, May 21 will be Col. Mark Tillman (ret), Commander of Air Force One (2001-2009). Col. Tillman was the pilot of Air Force One on September 11, 2001.
On Tuesday evening, May 20th, the famed Santa Monica Pier will transform into "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Fight Night. Conference attendees will join professional and U.S. Olympic boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard and celebrity friends for an evening of sports entertainment, music, food and drink. The evening will feature a ProAm fight card commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission and USA Boxing and include several professional and amateur bouts. The charity boxing event benefits the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its work with juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity.
A partial list of conference sponsors includes:
Platinum: Wells Fargo Capital Finance; PR Newswire, the official news wire service provider for B. RILEY's 15th Annual Investor Conference.
Gold: Lowenstein Sandler, PC and Moss Adams, LLP.
Silver: Bloomberg; Checkalt, LLC; Foley & Lardner, LLP; Great American Group, Inc.; Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE; Loeb & Loeb, LLP; Opus Bank; RR Donnelley; Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP; Troutman Sanders, LLP; and Weinberg & Co, P.A.
Participant Sponsors: Bank of America; Hauser Group; Liolios; Merrill Database; Monroe Capital; NASDAQ OMX; SEC Compliance; and Tippett Moorhead Financial Partners.
Product Showcase Sponsors: Reed's Inc.; Inventure Foods, Inc.
Association Sponsors include the Aerospace & Defense Forum, Los Angeles Venture Association and Pepperdine University.
Information contained herein should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
About B. RILEY:
B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY) is a leading investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. Founded in 1997, B. RILEY is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in: New York, San Francisco, and Newport Beach, California. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visitwww.brileyco.com