IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 229 A, Level 2

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Public vs private: the cost / benefit of being a public company

Tuesday 1 November (0930 - 1045)

Room 229 A, Level 2
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Closely Held Companies Committee (Lead)


This interactive session will explore the benefits (and costs) of remaining a privately held company as compared to embarking on a public offering. As we know, there can be considerable benefits, and hidden downsides, to having listed securities. We will explore what needs to be done to prepare for a successful public listing and the pitfalls to avoid. We will also explore the characteristics of those organisations that have successfully executed on their strategic objectives without going public.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Cameron Taylor EY Law, Auckland, New Zealand; Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Closely Held Companies Committee
Noreen Weiss gunnercooke LLP, New York, New York, USA; Treasurer, Closely Held Companies Committee


Juan Aguayo Cuatrecasas, Madrid, Spain
Lee Turnier Barnum Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York, New York, USA
Sam Jalaei Magnusson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Seiichi Okazaki MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO, Tokyo, Japan; Secretary, Closely Held Companies Committee
Alexandra Orbezo Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas, Lima, Peru