CCG Investor Relations Asia President Crocker Coulson to Lead Panel at First Ever Asia PIPEs Conference April 8-10 in Hong Kong
CCG IR Asia President Crocker Coulson to Lead Panel at First Ever Asia PIPEs Conference April 8-10 in Hong Kong
Panel Addresses Going Public Strategies for Chinese Companies
Los Angeles, CA - April 8, 2008 - CCG Investor Relations Asia, a leading global investor relations and strategic communications agency, announced today that company president Crocker Coulson will lead a panel entitled, "Alternatives to Bring a Company Public: IPOs vs. Reverse Mergers vs. SPAC" on April 9 at the first ever Asia PIPEs Conference, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong from April 8-10.
The Conference, hosted by DealFlow Media, will be the largest gathering of the year for investors, bankers and attorneys from around the globe, covering financial and legal topics pertaining to going public and raising capital. The Conference will feature three full days of programming, including sessions on doing business internationally, raising capital, completing reverse mergers, regulatory issues and company presentations.
Mr. Coulson will moderate the panel, "Alternatives to Bring a Company Public: IPOs vs. Reverse Mergers vs. SPACs," which will explore the various facets of alternative methods of bringing a company public. The panel is part of the conference program track on understanding U.S. and international investment structures. Other panelists include: Jeff Jenson, Tryant Capital; Peter Kuo, Susquehanna International Group; William McCluskey, Brean Murray, Carret & Co.; Mitch Nussbaum, Loeb & Loeb; David Wong, H.C. Wainwright & Co.; and Luca Toscani, Keating Asia.
"Despite weakness in the global equity markets and an increasingly complex PRC regulatory environment, we continue to see a large number of high quality, fast growing companies from China choosing to pursue a U.S. listing via either a traditional initial public offering, reverse merger, or by being acquired by a SPAC," said Mr. Coulson. "This valuable seminar will provide Chinese senior management with the information to evaluate which structure is most suitable to their stage of development, as well as an overview of recent deal multiples and terms. CCG Asia is dedicated to guiding the management of Chinese companies through the going public process and helping them to develop strong and vibrant trading in the aftermarket as a U. S. public company."
For more information about the conference, visit www.PipesConference.cn.
About Crocker Coulson
Crocker is responsible for the development of investor relations strategies for private and publicly held companies. As President of CCG Investor Relations, CCG Asia (China) and CCGK (Israel), he has been the primary driver of the firm's national and global expansion. He has designed and overseen investor relations campaigns for more than 60 public companies, including numerous IPOs, secondary offerings, acquisitions and proxy contests. Many of the campaigns he has overseen have won top industry awards.
Crocker is a frequent public speaker on subjects relating to investor relations strategy, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, investing in China, disclosure issues and corporate governance. He is regularly quoted in national and local publications on topics related to accounting issues and the capital markets. Crocker served for two years as the co-Chairman of the AeA's Capital Sources conference and for two years as the Chairman of the Investment Capital Conference, hosted by LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association). He is a board member of both LAVA and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Prior to joining CCG, Crocker served as a writer-researcher for The New Republic magazine in Washington, DC, and wrote for a number of leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and ArtNews. He also produced five independent films, several of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. Crocker graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied philosophy at the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
About CCG Investor Relations
CCG is one of the nation's leading investor relations and strategic communications agencies. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a complete range of investor communications and counseling services to nearly 80 clients across multiple capital markets. CCG has been awarded a number of industry honors for its handling of complex investor relations and crisis communications matters. The agency's corporate headquarters is in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York; Beijing; Shanghai; Shenzhen; Frankfurt; Tel Aviv; Dallas, Texas; Newport Beach, California and Columbia, North Carolina. For further information, contact CCG directly, or visit the Company's Web sites at www.ccgir.com and www.ccgirasia.com.