October 2020 “Tune In” for CFO Insights : FLG CFOs in the Spotlight

Join us for a 20 minute, one-on-one conversation between Managing Partner, Laureen DeBuono and FLG partner Eric Hall for discussion about:

“Life Science  Companies Going Public: SPAC versus Direct Listing IPO”

Eric Hall shares his insights about preparing and executing initial public offerings for Life Science companies in the context of the turbulent financing markets associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. Based on Eric’s deep experience launching IPOs in this space, he describes the necessary considerations CEOs and boards must make before deciding to go public and the special requirements for companies considering execution of their “go public” strategy via special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) versus by a direct listing.

  • To IPO or not? How management teams should frame their decisionmaking in the current climate
  • SPACs versus IPO Direct Listing: Pro’s and cons
  • Key requirements for companies going public via SPACs

Meet Eric Hall

Eric Hall joined FLG Partners in 2004 and has over 30 years of senior management experience serving as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for a variety of private and public companies.  As an FLG partner, he has worked in life science, financial services, professional services, consumer retail, venture capital, family office/fund of funds/alternative investments, and technology companies.  Eric has managed corporate and financial strategy, financial and accounting operations, financial systems, profit improvement, fund raising, corporate and capital restructurings, international expansion and operations, cash management, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, legal, human resources, IT, and investment management/alternative investments.  He has helped launch several companies over his career including, but not limited to, Yahoo!, Paramount/Viacom Online, The ImagiNation Network, Women.com, McKenna Capital/mc3 ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures. He has helped raise over $2 billion of debt and equity financing and in 2015, while serving on the Board of Directors for Pan Pacific Bank, was instrumental in their acquisition. Prior to joining FLG, Eric was a managing partner of McKenna Capital LLC/mc3 ventures and was founding CEO at The Archer Group, Founding partner at Technology Perspectives and a partner at David Powell – FSD.  Eric has an MBA in Finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Institute.