April 22, 2008 13:59 ET

Distressed Deals Beyond 2008 and More to Be Covered at iiBIG's Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Following the success of the September 2007 Las Vegas, iiBIG will bring the Distressed Series East to New York City for the 2008 Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum, May 14-15, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis.

New Opportunity Funds focusing on distressed investing are opening almost daily as asset valuations and the credit crunch are creating outstanding prospects for investors and turnaround managers. The credit crunch is no doubt having an impact on the buy-out markets, particularly at the high-end of the scale -- deals in $2 billion-and-up category. But with those larger deals becoming harder to do, even the larger funds -- and others with "dry-powder" -- are focusing on distressed investments in the middle-markets where transaction activity remains strong and lucrative deals are being done.

This year's event has attracted a 45+ member speaking faculty, and 11 sponsoring organizations. Attendees will:

--  Hear from an outstanding executive speaking faculty
--  Network with leaders in opportunity investing
--  Get the latest updates that can make and break the deal

The agenda will cover crucial topics as:

--  Are valuations reaching near-bottom levels?
--  Why are so many financial "All-Stars" starting new or joining existing
    Opportunity Funds?
--  Which industries will be attracting the most "dry powder"?
--  In a tight credit market, will "Loan-to-Own" Strategies become more
    popular with savvy
--  investors?
--  When is the best time to buy, what has to be done to build value, and
    how and when to exit?

For agenda details and preliminary attendee list, visit:


For more information on how you can highlight your firm's leading role in the distressed and turnaround markets. Contact Kellie Swanstrom at 973-571-0867 or

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