Marcum LLP Announces 2nd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference
Nearly 100 Best-of-the-Best MicroCap Public Companies to Present; Steven Rattner to Keynote
New York City, NY – Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, today announced that the award-winning Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Nearly 100 publicly traded companies with capitalization of under $500 million are expected to present this year. The conference keynote will be delivered by Steven Rattner, popularly known as the Obama Administration’s “Car Czar” because of his role leading the restructuring of the auto industry in 2009 as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Rattner is Chairman of Willett Advisors LLC, the investment arm for New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s personal and philanthropic assets.
The Marcum MicroCap Conference is dedicated to introducing investors to the very best, undiscovered public companies under $500 million in market capitalization. The event is presented by Marcum’s SEC Services Practice Group to address the lingering effects of the financial crisis, which continue to stifle opportunities for microcap companies to build awareness of their companies and raise growth capital.
The 2nd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees including senior executives from presenting companies, leading institutional investors, buy and sell-side analysts, investment bankers and service providers to the microcap marketplace. The event will again showcase a broad spectrum of industries, including Technology& Telecom; Social Media & Internet; Life Sciences; Retail and Consumer Products; Energy and Natural Resources; Industrials; and Special Situations. To date, 32 companies have signed on to sponsor the event, led by platinum sponsors Maxim Group, Merriman Capital and RedChip Companies.
The Marcum MicroCap Conference debuted in 2012 with more than 60 publicly traded companies presenting and an attendance of over 800. The success of the inaugural event earned Marcum the 2012 Innovative Firm Initiative of the Year Award from the Leading Edge Alliance.
“The Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference was developed by our SEC Practice to fill the void in the small cap market. In the current environment, it continues to be very challenging for microcap companies to access institutional investors. Through the MicroCap Conference, Marcum provides a much-needed forum to bring the best-of-the-best microcap ideas and institutional investors together,” said David C. Bukzin, Partner-In-Charge of the Firm’s SEC Practice Group. Marcum’s SEC Practice was recently singled out by Accounting Today for leading the entire industry in net growth during the fourth quarter of 2012 and for overall performance for the year.
Marcum is a registered Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) firm. Marcum’s Assurance Division provides the most up-to-date service and guidance on SEC accounting and reporting issues. Services include Financial Statement Audits in accordance with PCAOB standards; Tax Compliance and Advisory Services; Due Diligence; Agreed-Upon Procedures and Other Attest Work; Internal Audit Services; Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance Services and Software; Technical Accounting Assistance; and IPO Assistance.
About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.