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SVASE Event: 'CXO Leadership Forum: Access To Capital For Smaller Companies On The London Stock Exchange'

Event: 'CXO Leadership Forum: Access To Capital For Smaller Companies On The London Stock Exchange'

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 At 11:30
Duration: 2 Hours
Location:Fenwick and West,801 California ST, mountain view CA- 94041
Contact Info:
Jim Connor Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=153

This CXO Leadership Forum, with Guest Speaker Andrew Gowans, of Osborne Clark will review the requirements, preparation, costs and procedures for raising capital on the AIM marketplace within the London Stock Exchange. The AIM market has positioned itself as alternative to the NASDAQ for technology companies. Andrew?s presentation will addressing the following points:

What is the AIM marketplace and how does it function within the London Stock Exchange (LSE)

AIM has been referred to as the new NASDAQ, is this correct, why and how did this occur?

What are the requirements, costs and processes in conducting an IPO on the LSE

Why parties or service providers are necessary and appropriate to an IPO.

What is the investor profile in this exchange

What are the ongoing compliance and disclosure issues.

What processes should a CEO/CFO go through to determine if they fit the profile for a successful IPO on LSE AIM exchange?

Biography of the speaker
Andrew Gowans is the Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke in Silicon Valley. Osborne Clark is a European law firm that provides business-focused legal solutions to a wide range of European and US clients. Andrew?s experience covers a broad range of corporate transactional and financing work, ranging from company start-ups to complex cross-border mergers. He has led several of the high profile M&A transactions for clients in the technology sector, many of those transactions being international in nature and requiring close co-ordination with the firm's European offices.

Prior to his appointment to Osborne Clarke's Silicon Valley Office, Andrew led the firm's Thames Valley Office, where he was widely recognized as the region's leading corporate lawyer. He is a respected speaker, and co-author of Palmer's Company Law Manual, the well-known UK M&A law textbook.

Andrew read law at Oxford University and then obtained a Masters degree in corporate law from Cambridge University. He spent 6 years with leading London law firm Freshfields, before joining Osborne Clarke in 1998.

This event is a collegial luncheon designed to foster discussion in a confidential format among C level (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO) officers of startup companies. Non members and affiliates who meet this profile are welcome, service providers are requested to register and bring one qualifying C Level officer. Due to the specific focus defined for this forum, we cannot accept registrations from professionals who do not fit one of the above participant profiles.

Advance registration only, limited to 25 registrants, no walk-ins admitted.

11:30 - 12:00 Registration, Networking and Lunch Buffet
12:00 - 12:15 Program starts, CXO Overview, Participant Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15 - 12:50 Speaker Presentation
12:50 - 1:05 Q&A,
1:05 - 1:15 Wrap-Up, Collect feedback reviews

$20 SVASE members
$29 Affiliates who promote this event
$49 Non-members

This event is co-sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP, www.fenwick.com.

Added by svaseinfo on April 22, 2006