Invitation: Should companies list through the Frontdoor or the Backdoor?

Posted on June 2nd, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Invitation: Should companies list through the Frontdoor or the Backdoor?

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Invite you to attend an event examining the issues surrounding the worlds of Initial Public Offers (IPOs) vs Reverse Take Overs (RTOs).

Our guest speaker and panel of experts, including Rod North, will explore the ins and outs of launching a front or backdoor listing on the ASX and share some
of their scars and successes with a number of probing questions from the floor.

Guest Speaker: Dr Matthijs Smith (Broker & Senior Analyst)

Matthijs is the Senior Lifesciences Analyst as Canaccord Genuity. He has held Analyst roles for emerging companies with Shaw Stockbroking, Lodge Partners, Patersons Securities and Boston Consulting Group. Matthijs holds a PhD from University of London and a MBA.

Panel Members
Rod North (Managing Director, Bourse Communications)
James Gerraty (Manager Issuers, ASX Melbourne)
David Rodda (Partner, Quinert Rodda Lawyers)
Steven Yatomi-Clarke (Director Corporate Finance, Patersons Securities)
Dr Stewart Washer (IPO & RTO Seasoned Chairman and Director)

Topics for discussion will include
– How to access capital in Australia   – The importance of a strong story  – What is a ‘shell company’ and how is it valued?  – Strategies to control capital raising costs  – The PR strategy and continuous market supporting post-listing

Who should attend?
– Entrepreneurs with a project seeking additional capital  – Listed Small Cap companies looking for a new project or asset  – SME Directors and Management seeking expansion or growth  – Brokers, Investors, Venture Capitalists, Underwriters

InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto – ‘Laneway Room 2’
495 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Wednesday, 10th June 2015

10:15am – 12:00pm (Registration from 10:00am)


Register for this event at

For more information please phone The IPO Network on: 1800 987 947

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