March 13, 2008 12:15 ET

Distressed Investing Opportunities in the Middle Markets, More at iiBIG New York City Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Headlines are dominated by names like "Blackstone" and "Carlyle" but the meat-and-potatoes of the distressed investing business are in the middle markets -- the focus of iiBIG's Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum EAST, scheduled for May 14-15, 2008 in New York City.

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 agenda will also cover timely topics such as the growing role of sovereign funds and other foreign investments in U.S. distressed middle-markets; the impact of the explosively large markets in credit default swaps; industry sectors ripe for distressed deals; deciding when to buy -- restructuring, workout, and other strategies for building value in -- and exiting from -- underperforming and troubled companies; and the role that private equity, hedge funds, family offices and others will play in the next wave of distressed investing.

The conference speaking faculty consists of over 40 senior financial executives from firms such as APEX Fundamental Partners; BBK; Candlewood Partners; ClearBid Capital; CM&D Capital Advisors; Concordia Advisors; CRG Partners; Edwards Angel Palmer & Dodge LLP; Enron Creditors Recovery Corp.; Fortress Investment Group; Garrison Investment Group; Goldman Sachs International; Hahn & Hessen ; Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin; Hunt Special Situations Group; National City Capital Markets; Paige Capital Management; Peter J. Solomon Company; Republic Financial Corporation; Seton Hall University School of Law; Signature Capital Partners; Stone Tower Capital; Strategic Management Partners ; T5 Equity Partners; Wingate Partners; Vector Capital; Versa Capital Management; Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Water Tower Capital; Wells Fargo Business Credit, and more.

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Conference Registration Fee: $1,795 (AFTER Monday, March 31, 2008: $1,995)

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