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March 15, 2011 15:04 ET

IMAP Announces Panelists for International Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium in New York

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - IMAP, the exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms, announced today its panelists for seven afternoon discussions that will be held on Thursday, March 31, during its Spring 2011 International Mergers & Acquisitions Symposium at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York, N.Y.

Senior M&A transaction advisers will lead panel discussions with representatives of major industry corporations that are active in the M&A market, as well as attorneys and private equity executives who cover the respective industries. The panels offer a unique opportunity to get expert insight on recent M&A activity, current industry dynamics and trends. A list of moderators, panelists and each panel focus is as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Grand Salon - Emerging Markets Shape Cross-Border M&A
    The focus of this panel will be on the strength of emerging markets and how those markets will influence the future of cross-border M&A. Carlos Mendez-Penate, a shareholder in Ackerman Senterfitt and the co-chair of its Latin America & Caribbean Practice, will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Deepesh Garg, Managing Director of o3 Capital (IMAP India)
    • Rohit Manocha, Co-President of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York)
    • Eduardo Morcillo, Managing Partner of InterChina Consulting (IMAP China)
    • Jose Sauma, Managing Director of Mesoamerica (IMAP Costa Rica)

  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Grand Salon - Private Capital Market for Growth & Acquisition Financing in Public Companies
    Jonathan Lowenberg, Managing Director and Head of Private Placements at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York), will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Jack Hogoboom, Founding Member, Lowenstein Sandler
    • Nathaniel Klein, Vice President, Hale Capital
    • Yoav Roth, Co-founding Partner & Portfolio Manager, Hudson Bay Capital

  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Petit Salon - China
    Dennis Galgano, Vice Chairman and Head of International Investment Banking at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York), will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • David Hofmann, North America Director, InterChina Consulting (IMAP China)
    • Jonathan Klein, Head of M&A Practice, DLA Piper
    • John D. Kuhns, CEO, China Hydroelectric Corporation

  • 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Grand Salon - Healthcare
    Michael Innes, Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York), will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Tony Dimun, Chairman of Nascent Enterprises, LLC
    • Bryan Roecklein, Senior Director of Commercial Development for Meda Pharmaceuticals
    • Jonathan Klein, Head of M&A Practice, DLA Piper

  • 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Petit Salon - Consumer
    Peter LaFleche, Head of Consumer Retail & Leisure Investment Banking at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York), will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Gareth Iley, Director, Clearwater Corporate Finance LLP (IMAP U.K.)
    • Brad Jay, Partner, MML Capital Partners
    • John M. Kenney, Managing Director, TSG Consumer Partners
    • David Blumberg, Head of Strategic Development at Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
    • John R. Rannelli, Director, Central Garden & Pet, and former CEO of Mikasa, Inc.

  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Grand Salon - International M&A Trends for Industrial Products, Materials & Services
    Scott Isherwood, Head of Industrial Investment Banking at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York), will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Constantine Biller, Director of Chemicals & Industrial Investment Banking, Clearwater Corporate Finance LLP (IMAP U.K.)
    • Derish Wolff, former CEO, Louis Berger & Associates, Inc.
    • Ron Cucuz, Vice Chairman of Rosta International

  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Petit Salon - Global Technology M&A and Financing Forecast - Boom or Bust in 2011?
    Doug Hickey, former Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, will serve as moderator. The panelists will include:
    • Sandeep Beotra, Managing Director of Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York)
    • Richard Juarez, Co-head of Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York)
    • Sam Levine, Managing Director, Eos Partners
    • Gene Ramirez, Co-head of Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (IMAP New York)

On Saturday, April 2, there will also be a banquet to honor Joe Leonard, one of the founders and the first president and CEO of IMAP in 1973. 

The symposium will be attended by senior-level delegates from private equity groups, corporate development officers, global M&A attorneys and M&A transaction advisers from more than 30 countries. This is the fifth international M&A symposium sponsored by IMAP; their past symposiums have been held in Los Angeles, Istanbul, Miami and Paris.

For details about the symposium or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ruthy Hyatt at ruthy.hyatt@imap.com

About IMAP
IMAP is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of more than 50 offices in nearly 30 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia and Asia. In 2010, IMAP advisers completed 184 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value of more than $11 billion. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services. Sellers of mid-size companies and corporate acquirers alike rely upon IMAP for essential local market knowledge and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach. Every business day, somewhere in the world, an IMAP adviser is completing an M&A transaction. More information is available via the Internet at www.imap.com.

About Morgan Joseph
Morgan Joseph is a middle market focused, full service investment bank headquartered in New York City with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Pittsford (N.Y.), San Francisco and Stamford (Conn.). The company specializes in capital markets, M&A and financial restructuring, in addition to sales and execution services and equity research to institutions.  Morgan Joseph professional teams cover Business Services, Consumer, Retail & Leisure, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. For more information please visit www.morganjoseph.com.

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