Late-Stage Liquidity and Capital Raising; London panel event co-sponsored by Scenic

Howard Caro
May 23, 2016

Investors are becoming more aware of the tremendous value that exists in private markets and are deploying funds directly into late-stage private companies. What are the characteristics of these markets? And how do savvy investors tap into these markets?

To the uninitiated, private secondary markets might look like the Wild West, and in the days of frequent trades in small blocks of pre-public Facebook and Twitter stock, they were. But for those in the know, secondary transactions are an institutional investment opportunity. Private companies are increasingly pushing IPOs back for years and often must find ways to offer liquidity to their early investors and employees.  At the same time, historically public market investors want to get in earlier as more startups grow to ‘unicorn’ status and beyond.

What’s it like to be in the middle of it all, facilitating transactions in this exciting new asset class?

Join us in London on Thursday, June 9, when leading global law firm Allen & Overy and private-market investment firm Scenic Advisement will host a seminar and networking event at One Bishops Square.

Learn why valuable, late-stage companies across sectors are opting to stay private, and learn how investors can take positions in these companies.

Scenic Advisement was founded by a group of investors and entrepreneurs with deep track records in public and private markets, startup companies, venture firms and the world’s most reputable asset managers.

Scenic’s Howard Caro and Allen & Overy’s Simon Toms will be joined on the panel by Matthew Briers, Chief Financial Officer of Transferwise and Professor Thomas Hellman of the faculty at Said Business School, University of Oxford.  The event will be moderated by Juliet Mann, a television presenter with Thomson Reuters who has also been a reporter and presenter with CNN, BBC, LBC and CNBC.

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