Events November 09, 2011 - November 10, 2011
Menlo Park (11/09); San Francisco (11/10), CA

Secondary Market For Private Shares - A Breakfast Seminar Series

The recent headline grabbing transactions involving the purchase and sale of shares in companies like Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and other private companies has caught the attention of the media, securities regulators, private companies and investors.

Goodwin Procter has been deeply involved in secondary transactions involving the world's leading internet and technology companies and has architected innovative structures to accomplish secondary transactions for shares of private companies.

Panel discussion will focus on executing secondary transactions and managing liquidity events. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • How the perfect storm of a volatile IPO environment, media attention for high profile companies and available capital have created the current secondary market
  • Potential traps for the unwary, including a discussion of ways to avoid complications for an IPO or sale of the company, suggestions on how to manage the process, and a review of mechanisms to address the disparity of information available to participants
  • What companies can do to manage insider sales, reduce risks and retain employees
  • How investors can increase the likelihood of successfully proposing and executing a secondary transaction

Date  Location Speakers

10/18

Goodwin Procter New York
620 Eighth Avenue
Kathy Fields, Goodwin Procter
Jamie Hutchinson, Goodwin Procter
William Weiss, Goodwin Procter
Greg Jordan, US Bank
     

10/19

Goodwin Procter Boston
53 State Street
Kathy Fields, Goodwin Procter
Jamie Hutchinson, Goodwin Procter
Scott Webster, Goodwin Procter
Greg Jordan, US Bank
     

10/20

Goodwin Procter Washington DC
901 New York Avenue, N.W.


Postponed to a later date.
Kathy Fields, Goodwin Procter
Jamie Hutchinson, Goodwin Procter
William Weiss, Goodwin Procter
Greg Jordan, US Bank
Tom Smith, BrownSavano
     

11/9

Goodwin Procter Silicon Valley
135 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park
Kathy Fields, Goodwin Procter
Jamie Hutchinson, Goodwin Procter
William Weiss, Goodwin Procter
Greg Jordan, US Bank
     

11/10

Goodwin Procter San Francisco
Four Embarcadero Center
Kathy Fields, Goodwin Procter
Jamie Hutchinson, Goodwin Procter
William Weiss, Goodwin Procter
Greg Jordan, US Bank