Going public can be risky but very rewarding at the same time. There is a number of factors that CEOs and boards need to understand when making such a decision. How do all these factors compare to other capital sources and what does it take to satisfy public investors? Richard Carleton is the CEO of …
In less than a month, global indices have fallen over 30%, widespread quarantines have been mandated, and we are all wondering what the new normal is going to be. If you think like Iliya Zogovic, the CEO and co-founder of DBD Partners, you’ll hear that there’s still opportunity to finance and position yourself during these …
Howard Katz is a rare breed. Not only is he a career investment banker, but he was also the CEO of a gold exploration company that he successfully sold. Having seen both sides, he has unique insights into raising capital and growing companies. In this episode, Howard sheds light on the importance of capital and …
In today’s markets, all public companies are facing a similar problem. That problem is how public companies find and engage the roster of service providers needed to properly manage public investor relations programs.
Joining us today is Neil Lock, the founder of a new company that is tapping into exactly that problem. Neil and his team are working towards creating an online destination that brings together all of these service providers to one spot, enabling executives and IR professionals to increase and evaluate their options more effectively.
Anthony Milevski is the former founder and CEO of Cobalt27. That deal alone is worth an episode, but in this interview, we go much further and wind through a number of topics. Anthony is a likely contender to receive an award for being The Most Interesting Man In The World. His path to resources and company building is fascinating.
In our interview, he takes us from his early days growing up in a small town in eastern Washington to the beginnings of his legal and finance career in Russia. It was there that he gained exposure to international mining and energy deals.
Anthony’s work with Cobalt27 generated its share of criticism about the life of that deal. So asked him to share his side of the story. He brings us all the way back to the first memo within their team and the first purchases of physical cobalt. We then go all the way through to the final transaction.
On another front, we talk about market forces that have materially changed how fund managers can hold positions in public companies.
Times have changed… Now, especially for public companies, content publishing, and thought leadership is a requirement to be seen and heard.
Our guest today, Chris Smith, is a founding partner of Investing News Network (INN), an investor media company that publishes educational content about public companies and the industries they compete in. Readers come to INN to gain insights and educate themselves on a range of industries while also having an opportunity to connect with public companies and invest.
They provide a valuable service, both for their investor audience and their clients, being public companies. But this drives a conflict of interest.
This inherent tension is something Chris is cognizant of which is why producing independent content is so important to the mission of INN. Through not pandering to companies and remaining objective, INN maintains its integrity while helping pubco’s credibly reach new potential investors.
There is lots to learn here. Tune in!