November 17, 2009 10:59 ET

Healthcare Mergers Thrive, Focus of iiBIG Nashville Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare Conference, scheduled for February 1-2, 2010 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

According to the Wall Street Journal, merger activity in the healthcare sector is showing no signs of weakening -- in fact, deal-making in this sector has been setting records notwithstanding the downturns in the economy at large.

Healthcare and mergers and acquisition transaction leaders will be meeting in Nashville -- America's Healthcare Silicon Valley -- to discuss the road ahead as:

--  The value and number of healthcare deals at an all-time high
--  Healthcare as the one area banks and bond buyers have increased
    lending activity
--  13% of all 2009 deal-closings are in the healthcare sector - up from
    9% annual rate in the previous decade
--  Healthcare reform: An update from Washington D.C.
--  The state of today's healthcare industry and what the future holds
--  The healthcare investment transaction life-cycle
--  Financing the deal: Creative options in the capital markets
--  Venture capital, private equity, and other financial buyers: Returning
    from the sidelines and capitalizing on the business models attracting the
    most attention
--  Strategic buyers: Energizing the healthcare M&A market

The speaking faculty includes senior-level executives from the U.S. House of Representatives, Nashville Health Care Council, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., GE Capital, Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services, Summit Partners, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Health Evolution Partners, Charterhouse Group, Inc., River Cities Capital Funds, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Alvarez & Marsal, PharmMD, and more.

For more information and conference updates:
Phone: 212-300-2523


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