Upcoming Event! Register today - Protecting the Value of Your Investment: How to Use Communication Planning to Mitigate Franchise Risk

Register today - Protecting the Value of Your Investment: How to Use Communication Planning to Mitigate Franchise Risk

March 30, 2016

This IVCA event, sponsored by Edelman, explores the steps VC and PE firms can take to anticipate and mitigate reputational risk for the firm and for portfolio companies.  The session will provide actual examples and practical perspectives from the point-of-view of VC & PE investors, a firm general counsel, and a leading Marketing & Communications firm.

Details

  • Date: April 26, 2016
  • Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Location: Neal Gerber Eisenberg Conference Center, 2 North LaSalle, 17th Floor

Panel

  • Moderator: Jeff Zilka, general manager, Financial Communications and Investor Relations, Edelman
  • General Counsel:  Mark Tresnowski - Managing Director and MDP's General Counsel, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Investing Partner: Bob Fealy, IVCA chairman and founding managing director, Limerick Investments. Former President of Duchossois Group.
  • Investing Partner: Kim Vender Moffat, Principal, Sterling Partners
  • Crisis Subject Matter Expert: Andy Liuzzi, U.S. Crisis Lead, Data Security & Privacy Group, Edelman

Register here! (Members only event)

Takeaways

Attendees will leave the event with:

  • Awareness of the importance of assessing reputational risk in due diligence
  • Importance of completing a crisis assessment at time of investment and ensuring that portfolio companies have crisis mitigation and response plans
  • A high-level checklist for a due diligence and crisis plan, i.e. examine reputational risks from customers, supply chain, etc.; develop Q&As in advance for hot button issues; understand the speed with which crises unfold, etc.