SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

August 12, 2008 19:02 ET

Focused Retail Restructuring and Investment Summit to Provide High-Powered Networking Opportunities

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Faced with weak consumer confidence, the credit crunch, and high gas and food prices, weak retail sales have driven many retailers to file for bankruptcy, including Mervyn's, Steve & Barry's and Linen 'n Things. A powerful roster of key retail business turnaround and restructuring experts will join leading asset-backed lenders, distressed investors, liquidation firms, and bankruptcy attorneys at the Infocast's Distressed Retail Summit October 15-17, 2008 in New York, NY, to discuss how the distress in retail is playing out in the market and in the courts, and explore how to best profit from the opportunities being created in this environment.

The Summit is a high-powered networking platform designed to provide the latest market intelligence on developments in the retail sector and provide insight on upcoming business opportunities. Some of the industry's leading players, including AlixPartners LLP, Peter J. Solomon Company, Macquarie Capital Advisors, Sun Capital Partners, Crystal Capital Fund Management, Bank of America, GE Commercial Finance, Gordon Brothers Group, Hilco Merchant Resources, Financo, Miller Buckfire & Co., and many more will discuss key issues in distressed retail such as:

Impact of credit crunch on this cycle of retail distress

The impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) on bankruptcy filings

Strategies and solutions for retail business turnaround or Chapter 11 reorganization or liquidation

The perspectives of strategics and rescue capital on the current market

Opportunities for distressed investors in real estate leases, brands and IP, debt, and vendor credit.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in real estate, energy, fuel, healthcare and other industries. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.

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