On March 31, 2023, Piacente’s Executive Vice President, Jenny Cai, was a featured speaker at 36Kr Holdings Inc.’s Game Changers’ Club Seminar in Shanghai. Jenny joined a distinguished group of thought leaders from capital market advisory firms including Nasdaq, King & Wood Mallesons, Jingtian & Gongcheng and PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian to discuss opportunities and challenges facing Chinese companies considering an IPO in the United States, in today’s volatile capital market environment.
Drawing on her 20+ years’ experience across economics, financial communications and IR as well as Piacente’s broad expertise in assisting China-based companies IPO in the U.S., Jenny spoke authoritatively on issues surrounding pre-IPO investor communications. Specifically, she examined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s complex regulations on communication, which private company executives and their teams must understand thoroughly. Beyond required disclosures, she stressed that outbound communications during the IPO lead-up through listing day are intensely scrutinized, and that any misstep could pose a critical risk to the company’s IPO proceedings and reputation, especially in a turbulent market. Coordinated communication among internal teams, along with the guidance of experienced external advisors, is essential to mitigating communication risks.