September 17, 2008 12:09 ET

Insiders Speak on Wall Street Crisis Effect on Managed Care, More at iiBIG Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Managed Care conference, scheduled for November 17-18, 2008 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

With unprecedented turmoil in the financial markets and overall slow-down in global M&A, activity in the health care industry is robust and on the rise. According to a recent industry report, a total of 265 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the health care industry during the second quarter of 2008, a 19% increase from the 223 deals announced in the prior quarter, and the $85.5 billion committed to fund the second quarter marks a 209% increase over the prior quarter's $27.7 billion.

Industry insiders from such leading companies as Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, United Behavioral Health, UnitedHealth Group, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, and more will address not only how the Wall Street Crisis affects investment opportunities in managed care and healthcare overall, but where the market is headed beyond the 2008 elections.

Conference coverage will include the latest on the state of the Medicare Managed Care healthcare sector; buy and sell-side considerations in federal health transactions, the rise of consumer influence in healthcare; changes in Medicare reimbursement policies, and much more.

Early conference sponsors include Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Matrix Medical Network, Ernst & Young, and the Gorman Health Group, LLC

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EARLY-BIRD OFFER: Executives who register prior to October 10, 2008 will save $200.

Phone: 212-300-2528


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