IPO Process Presents Emerging Growth Companies (EGC) with Communications Challenges
Newly public companies can save money, improve efficiency by aligning communications tactics with investor preferences.
PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Confidential IPOs offer emerging growth companies distinct advantages, including the ability to assess market interest and keep operational data secret from competitors for a couple extra months in the run up to an IPO. However, beginning the IPO process in secret can present a host of communications challenges, especially in the month preceding the IPO as company executives contend with the road show and public disclosure of the offering, while also putting post-IPO communications into place.

"At the core, micro-cap companies have the same strategic and tactical challenges going public that large and mega-caps deal with," said Liam Power, SVP or Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire. "However, micro-caps face these challenges with little or no in-house investor relations nor regulatory compliance expertise. That's what EGCs ask us for and what we'll be presenting at the B. Reilly Investor Conference."

To help emerging growth companies assess communications tactics, Vintage Filings and PR Newswire published the Shareholder Confidence 365 Survey, the only national-wide study that gives micro and small-cap companies insight on what type of communications individual investors look for when researching stock opportunities. 

DOWNLOAD STUDY HERE: http://promotions.prnewswire.com/IR_consume_content_2013.html

Attendees at the 15th Annual B. Reilly Investor Conference can learn more about optimal communications practices in today's environment and can discuss options in person with Vintage Filings' staff, who will be on-site in the exhibition.

The B. Riley 15th Annual Investor Conference held May 19-21, 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California.  The three-day, invitation-only conference features an expanded and compelling lineup of companies selected by the B. RILEY Research Department.

About Vintage Filings

Vintage Filings, a PR Newswire division, is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for SEC transactions including IPO drafting sessions and other high-quality, cost-effective services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, drafting sessions and virtual data rooms. www.vfilings.com

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- from rich media to online video to multimedia -- and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage Filings
+1 201.947.7157 bradley.smith@prnewswire.com



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