May 11, 2015

Marcum BP’s Drew Bernstein to Lead China Panel at 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference:¬†After Alibaba: The State of the Market for U.S.-listed, China-based Companies

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Marcum BP’s Drew Bernstein to Lead China Panel at 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference:¬†After Alibaba: The State of the Market for U.S.-listed, China-based Companies

Marcum Bernstein Pinchuk LLP (Marcum BP), a top- ranked accounting firm with a substantial China practice, today announced that co-managing partner Drew Bernstein will lead a panel on the China market at this year’s Marcum MicroCap Conference. “After Alibaba: The State of the Market for U.S.-listed, China-based Companies” will take place Thursday, May 28th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The Marcum MicroCap Conference is dedicated to providing a forum where publicly traded companies under $500 million in market capitalization can network with the investment community. The two-day conference features presentations by CEOs and CFOs from six principal industry sectors, expert panels moderated by industry leaders, and the opportunity to meet with management of these companies on a one-on-one basis. Over 2,000 participants from all segments of the microcap market are expected to participate.

Speaking on the panel with Mr. Bernstein will be Dan David, Founder of GeoInvesting; Mark Crone, a Partner at CKR Law; and Edward Kovary, Managing Director of Early Bird Capital.

“In 2014, we saw a resurgence of listings by Chinese companies in the U.S., highlighted by the record-setting IPO of Alibaba Group,” noted Mr. Bernstein. “In 2015, China’s domestic stock markets have experienced an explosive rally and a flood of new listings, but the pace of Chinese listings in the U.S. has slowed considerably. In this panel, we will look at whether Alibaba’s IPO will translate into broader investor interest in China-themed companies and the impact of the Chinese government’s new rules on variable interest entities, or VIEs, on structuring these deals.

“In addition, we will look at the influx of Chinese money in U.S. acquisitions, real estate financing, and venture stage investing, including EB-5 investment programs, and how that is creating new sources of growth capital. This panel should be of value to investors seeking to understand trends in the fast-changing China market, as well as to executives of companies looking to do business in China or to seek Chinese financing.”

About Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP
Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk (MarcumBP), a PCAOB-registered firm, provides a full range of audit and assurance, tax and transaction advisory services for clients in a variety of industries throughout the world. With offices in New York, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen, MarcumBP provides the expertise, cultural understanding and support needed to efficiently serve and advise the firm’s clients. MarcumBP currently provides services to over 50 clients in the China market.  For more information, please visit: www.marcumbp.com.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Ranked #15 nationally, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including over 160 partners, in 23 offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, the Firm’s presence runs deep, with full-service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP; and MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.