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Dual Track: Understanding the Path to IPO or M&A


March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Seattle, WA

You are cordially invited to an informative seminar, Dual Track Preparation: Understanding the Path to IPO or M&A. Learn strategies to mitigate the inherent personal and corporate risks associated with IPOs and M&A transactions across all stages of the deal. This seminar is perfect for the C-suite, Directors, General Counsel, Controllers, VCs, CPAs and Senior Risk Analysts.

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Topics of Discussion

Financial Money Markets

  • State of the IPO Market
  • Forecast Changes in IPO Regulatory Framework Coming Soon
  • Business Operations Preparedness

Financial Accounting

  • Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation IPOs and Their Impact on the IPO Market
  • Dual Path Approach – IPO vs Strategic Transaction
  • What Does IPO Readiness Really Mean?


  • IPO Considerations and Timetable
  • Board Composition and Corporate Governance
  • Public Disclosure Pre and Post IPO
  • Dual-Class Structure Considerations

Directors & Officers Liability

  • Liquidity Events and Litigation
  • Protections: Governance and Indemnification Agreements
  • Directors & Officers Insurance
    • Timing
    • Limit and Retention Considerations

M&A / Transactional Insurance: Reps & Warranties

  • Reps & Warranties Insurance, the Escrow Alternative
  • Who Should Insure? The Buyer or Seller?
  • What is and isn’t Covered
  • Costs and Process to Implement a Reps and Warranties Insurance Program

SEC Compliance

  • Pre-IPO Due Diligence
  • Pre-IPO Document Drafting and Collaboration
  • SEC Registration Process


Priya Huskins, Woodruff Sawyer, Partner & Senior Vice President

Randall Hopkins, Nasdaq, Senior Managing Director Capital Markets

Jamie Evans, Fenwick & West, Partner

Emily Maier, Woodruff Sawyer, Group Leader Transactional Solutions

Karim Anani, E&Y, Partner & West Region IPO Leader

Hank Gregory, Merrill Corp., Managing Director



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