April 22, 2008 12:36 ET

Healthcare and Investment Leaders Convene Next Week for iiBIG's Chicago Healthcare M&A Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - What lies ahead for investments in the healthcare sector? Deal volume in the healthcare sector in October 2007 surged to its highest monthly level ever. A total of 102 deals -- with over $14.0 billion in commitments -- is evidence that investment and M&A activity in the healthcare space will be robust in 2008 and beyond.

Next week's iiBIG's Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare Forum, scheduled for April 30-May 1, 2008 in Chicago, has attracted over 130 decision-makers and players in this market -- from financial institutions, healthcare and pharma companies, law firms, and other consultancies.

Hear the latest on the state of the healthcare M&A and investment markets with emphasis on:

--  M&A deal values in 2007 reached highest levels ever
--  Increase in Cross Border M&A and Investment Activity
--  Continued Upward Trend for 2008 and Beyond?
--  2007 & the Subprime Market Collapse -- Where do we go from here?

Sample list of attendees includes: ATEK Medical; Banc of America Securities; Bank of NY Mellon; Baxter International Inc.; BD Diagnostics; Berman Skin Institute; BMO Capital Markets; CapitalSource; Capitol Health Management; Center for Medicaid & Medicare Service; Ceres Venture Fund LP; Community; Health Systems, Inc.; Crescent Healthcare; Deutsche Bank; Fidelity Equity Partners; Frazier Healthcare Ventures; GMAC Commercial Finance; Gorman Health Group; HealthSpring; Houlihan Lokey; Humana Inc.; IBM Corporation; IntraLinks, Inc.; Kaiser Permanente; KeyBanc Capital Markets; KPMG; Lazard Middle Market; Lockton Companies; Manus Health Systems; MBF Healthcare Partners, LP; Medical Capital; Merrill Lynch & Co.; Midmark Corporation; Morgan Stanley; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Norwest Equity Partners; Omnicare; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Robert W. Baird Healthcare Investment Banking; Roscoe Medical Supply; Shanghai World Prospect Industrial Co., Ltd.; Siemens Financial Services; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; Wellspring Partners and many more.


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