road through forest
A successful IPO for a VC backed US tech company in London
Location: Seattle
Start Date: 06/11/2018
End Date: 06/11/2018
Services: Corporate Finance
Industries: Capital Markets, Technology Media Telecoms
road through forest

The IPO of San Francisco founded, VC backed fintech Boku Inc. shows London offers a complementary liquidity option to US public markets for US growth companies in the $50m - $500m equity value range.

London has a high quality institutional investor base focused on small and micro cap companies, typically meaningfully lower transaction and ongoing costs for public companies and a strong track record in attracting international companies to list. Indeed, there are many other examples of US growth companies accessing London’s markets which will be discussed at the events.


Mitesh Patelia of Crowe UK will speak about the benefits of executing an IPO in London and the key process steps to complete a transaction.

Other speakers include:

  • Steven Bernard, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
  • Damindu Jayaweera, Head of Technology Research, Peel Hunt
  • Jeremy Landau, Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Adam Lee, Chief Revenue Officer, Boku Inc
  • Chris Mayo, Head of Primary Markets - Americas, London Stock Exchange
  • Michael Nordtvedt, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
  • Alastair Rae, Head of ECM Syndicate Peel Hunt
  • Clint Smith,Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel, Datastax Inc and former Non-Executive Director, Boku Inc

Who should attend

  • venture capital representatives
  • senior management of both venture and non-venture backed companies in the technology and life sciences sectors.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Seattle Office
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104-7036

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Alternative location and date

Monday 5 November 2018

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto Office
650 Page Mill Road, Courtyard 2B
Palo Alto, CA 94304