Our Guest Speaker
The initial public offering (IPO) process is a significant milestone for any company looking to raise capital by going public. The IPO process involves a range of activities, including selecting investment banks to underwrite the offering, filing regulatory documents, determining the offering price, and marketing the IPO to potential investors. One of the key aspects of the IPO process is the due diligence process, which involves extensive review and disclosure of the company’s financials, operations, and legal matters to potential investors.
Another major aspect of the IPO process is the post-IPO phase, where the company becomes a public company and is subject to increased regulatory requirements and scrutiny from shareholders and the public. The company will need to file regular financial reports and hold annual shareholder meetings, which may involve increased costs and administrative burdens. The company will also need to manage expectations and deliver consistent financial performance to maintain investor confidence and meet analyst projections.
Our guest speaker this week, Tom “Terrific” Schenck, will talk about his firsthand experience navigating going through an IPO, which is a complex and demanding process that requires careful planning, execution, and ongoing management.
The format of this course will consist of an approximately 20 minute lecture followed by a Q&A session lasting approximately 5 minutes. Although we model the new EFC format after collegiate courses, we respectfully ask all in attendance to refrain from asking questions during the lecture portion so as to give the speaker(s) ample time to get through the material.
Refreshments are generously provided each week by Arlene Arreola. Donations to help cover the costs are accepted. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase downstairs at the Skyline Café after class. We ask that you exercise good stewardship and help us keep the facility in good order by cleaning up after yourself.
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