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B. Riley 15th Annual Investor Conference Opens Monday With 250 Presenting Companies; Expert Panels; Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Charity Boxing Night

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LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY), (, 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.

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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.

For more information on the conference visit: B. RILEY CONFERENCE 
For registration, please contact your B. RILEY representative or email:

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 visit


Subject to change. For most current list visit: B. RILEY COMPANY LIST

Accuride Corporation (ACW)

Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ)

Actuate Corporation (BIRT)

Keating Capital, Inc. (KIPO)

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (ADK)

Kitson Pty. Ltd. (private) (*Kitson)

Adesto Technologies (private)

Kofax Limited (KFX)

Advanced Photonix, Inc. (API)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS)

AECOM Technology Corp. (ACM)

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LF)

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)

Lifetime Brands, Inc. (LCUT)

AlienVault, LLC (private)

Lightbridge Corp. (*LCC)

AllDigital Holdings, Inc. (ADGL)

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH)

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP)

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX)

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX)

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOSL)

LiqTech International, Inc. (LIQT)

Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc (AMBS)

Local Corporation (LOCM)

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC)

LRAD Corporation (LRAD)

American Software, Inc. (AMSWA)

LTX-Credence Corporation (LTXC)

Angie's List, Inc. (ANGI)

MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAMS)

Argex Titanium Inc. (RGX-CA)

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH)

Arotech Corporation (ARTX)

Marine Products Corp. (MPX)

Attunity, Ltd. (ATTU)

Mattson Technology, Inc. (MTSN)

AudioEye, Inc. (AEYE)

MaxLinear Inc. (MXL)

Authentidate Holding Corp. (ADAT)

Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO)

Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (MRGE)

Auxilio, Inc. (AUXO)

Methode Electronics, Inc. (MEI)

Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS)

Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (MILL)

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (BTN)

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (MNGGF)

bebe stores, inc. (BEBE)

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE)

Blue Earth, Inc.  (BBLU)

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (MPAA)

BofI Holding (BOFI)

Move, Inc. (MOVE)

Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS)

MRV Communications, Inc. (MRVC)

Brunswick Corporation (BC)

Nanotech Security Corp. (NTSFF)

BSQUARE Corporation (BSQR)

NanoViricides, Inc. (NNVC)

Burcon Nutrascience Corp. (BU-CA)

Napco Security Technologies, Inc.  (NSSC)

Cache Inc. (CACH)

National Holdings Corporation (NHLD)

Cadiz Inc. (CDZI)

Nature's Sunshine Products Inc. (NATR)

CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)

Nautilus, Inc. (NLS)

Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN)

Calpian, Inc. (CLPI)

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT)

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (CKEC)

Newport Corporation (NEWP)

Cascade Microtech Inc. (CSCD)

NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG)

Centrify Corporation (private)

Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI)

Cherokee Inc. (CHKE)

NV5 Holdings, Inc. (NVEE)

ChromaDex Corporation (CDXC)

O2Micro International Limited (OIIM)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK)

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)

ClearOne, Inc. (CLRO)

Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL)

Clearsign Combustion Corp. (CLIR)

Oplink Communications, Inc. (OPLK)

Coherent, Inc. (COHR)

Osage Exploration and Development (OEDV)

CollabRx, Inc. (CLRX)

Outerwall Inc. (OUTR)

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI)

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)

Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG)

Pandora Media, Inc. (P)

Conversant, Inc. (CNVR)

Park City Group Inc. (PCYG)

CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP)


CounterPath Corporation (CPAH)

PFSweb Inc. (PFSW)

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CVU)

Pixelworks, Inc. (PXLW)

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP)

Planar Systems, Inc. (PLNR)


Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR)

Data I/O Corp. (DAIO)

Points International Ltd. (PCOM)

Datawatch Corporation (DWCH)

Power Integrations, Inc. (POWI)

Demand Media, Inc. (DMD)

PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX)

Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG)

Primo Water Corp. (PRMW)

Digital Ally, Inc. (DGLY)

PTC Inc. (PTC)

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (DCIN)

Qumu Corporation (QUMU)

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL)

Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT)

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA)

Reed's, Inc. (REED)

Ducommun Incorporated (DCO)

Reis, Inc. (REIS)

Dyadic International, Inc. (DYAI)

Remy International, Inc. (REMY)

EarthLink, Inc. (ELNK)

Rightside Group (DMD2)

Edgewater Technology, Inc. (EDGW)

RMG Networks Holding Corp. (RMGN)

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO)

Rovi Corporation (ROVI)

Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (ETAK)

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC)

EMCORE Corporation (EMKR)

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)

Engility Holdings, Inc. (EGL)

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH)

Enservco Corporation (ENSV)

Selectica, Inc. (SLTC)

eOn Communications Corporation (EONC)

Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (SGGH)

Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL)

Silicon Image Inc. (SIMG)

Exar Corporation (EXAR)

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB)

Exponent, Inc. (EXPO)

Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO)

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (FNJN)

Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP)

FluoroPharma Medical, Inc (FPMI)

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)

FormFactor, Inc. (FORM)

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX)

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF)

Spar Group Inc. (SGRP)

Franklin Covey Co. (FC)

Sparton Corp. (SPA)

FTD Companies, Inc. (FTD)

Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI)

General Finance Corporation (GFN) Inc. (STMP)

Geo Semiconductor (private)

Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO)

GigOptix, Inc. (GIG)

Stoneridge, Inc. (SRI)

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)

SuperCom Ltd.  (SPCB)

Glowpoint, Inc. (GLOW)

Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. (SYRX)

GP Strategies Corporation (GPX)

Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (TRGM)

GSI Group Inc. (GSIG)

TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT)

GSI Technology Inc. (GSIT)

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS)

Guardian 8 Holdings (GRDH)

Telenav, Inc. (TNAV)

Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID)

The Female Health Company (FHCO)

Heska Corporation (HSKA)

The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL)

Highpower International, Inc. (HPJ)

The Marcus Corporation (MCS)

HII Technologies, Inc. (HIIT)

TheStreet, Inc. (TST)

hopTo Inc (HPTO)

TIO Networks Corp. (TNC-CA)

I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY)

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH)

iCAD, Inc. (ICAD)

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM)

II-VI Incorporated (IIVI)

Towerstream Corporation (TWER)

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN)

Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP)

Immersion Corporation (IMMR)

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL)

InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. (INFU)

United Online, Inc. (UNTD)

InnerWorkings Inc. (INWK)

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC)

Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI)

VCA Antech Inc.  (WOOF)

Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR)

Versar, Inc. (VSR)

Intersil Corporation (ISIL)

ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT)

Intevac Inc. (IVAC)

Vocera Communications, Inc.  (VCRA)

Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK)

VOXX International Corporation (VOXX)

Iteris, Inc. (ITI)

WD-40 Company (WDFC)

Iveda Solutions, Inc. (IVDA)

WidePoint Corporation (WYY)

j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM)

XO Group Inc. (XOXO)

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK)

ZipRealty, Inc. (ZIPR)

JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU)


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