February 27, 2008 12:30 ET

Opportunities in Distressed & Turnaround Investing, Focus of iiBIG New York City Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Trouble in the credit markets? Mountains of Class-C business debt coming due? It all adds up to unprecedented opportunities for distressed and turnaround investment professionals in 2008 and beyond.

Some of the industry's most savvy investors, deal-makers and fund managers will be discussing these new opportunities at iiBIG's 2008 Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum - EAST, scheduled for May 14-15, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

This year's agenda will 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.

To view more information, including the detailed agenda, names of the executive speaking faculty and more information about conference sponsors and marketing partners, go to:

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.

Limited opportunities for sponsorship and exhibiting are available. For more information: Kellie Swanstrom, VP, Business Development, iiBIG at 973-571-0867 or

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

For conference updates, detailed agenda, and to register:


Call: 212-300-2523


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