The Silicon Beach Conference focuses on a major theme of interest to entrepreneurs, investors and the lawyers who represent them. This year the conference will consider “exits” – by addressing the questions of whether, when and how entrepreneurs and their investors should structure a transaction that allows investors to cash out of their investments in whole or in part, such as going public, a sale of the venture or an alternative structure that potentially generates cash for investors.
The Major Transactions in Silicon Beach Conference will include a panel of entrepreneurs and investors serving as a mock board of directors of a hypothetical company. These directors have decided to explore potential transactions and have invited lawyers and financial advisors to make presentations about various alternatives. The first session will include lawyers and financial advisors making presentations to the “board” (and the audience) on IPOs and Direct Listings (such as the recent Slack transaction). A second set of presenters will then meet with the “board” and discuss M&A, joint ventures and licensing agreements as alternative transactions for the board to consider. Finally, the “board” will spend time discussing the various presentations and the broad questions of whether the venture should remain independent or engage in one of the transactions. Audience questions and participation will be encouraged.
- This event is sponsored by the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and UCLA School of Law. It is open to UCLA School of Law students, faculty and invited guests.
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- UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity qualifies for 3 hours of general MCLE credit.
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