Present Market Jitters Affecting Distressed and Turnaround Investing, More at Annual Forum

Released: August 29, 2007
New York, NY  10001


Don Buford
Chief Executive Officer
International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC (iiBIG)
Phone: 212-300-2521

New York, NY, August 29, 2007 " The recent turmoil in the credit and equity markets " and what it means for the future " will be a hot topic when prominent leaders from the distressed investing and turnaround management industries meet at iiBIG’s 2007 Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum, scheduled for September, 24-25, 2007 at the Flamingo, Las Vegas.

This conference is THE must-attend distressed & turnaround event. Here’s why:

• According to Dow Jones Equity Analysts, NY, in the first half of 2007, distressed funds raised $23.7 billion " up from $19 Billion in ALL of 2006.

• “Private Equity firms…are betting that distressed debt " which has evolved to include both debt security trading strategies and corporate restructuring " will prevent major damage to their overall returns.” (Pensions & Investments magazine, August 20, 2007)

• Between 2008 and 2010 the following leveraged debt, rated B and lower, will mature: $12 billion in the telecom sector; $11 billion in utilities and energy; and $11 billion in retail

The speaking faculty for iiBIG’s Distressed & Turnaround Investing Forum, includes over 60 of the most prominent industry leaders. Speakers include Ed Weisfelner, Partner, Brown Rudnick; Marty McKinley, President, Wells Fargo Business Credit; and John Collard, past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association and current President of Strategic Management Partners.

The luncheon keynote presentation on “How Distressed Investors Can Profit from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis” will be delivered by Steve Selbst of McDermott Will & Emery, and the opening keynote on September 25th by Standard & Poor’s Chief Economist, David Wyss will focus on “The Economic Environment & Outlook: Will Underlying Economies Produce More or Fewer Distressed Debt Obligations.”

For registration information, visit; call 212-300-2520; or e-mail

For a complete list of agenda topics and list of speakers and attendees, visit:

Early sponsors for this event include Brown Rudnick, Standard & Poor's, McDermott Will & Emery, Goldsmith Agio Helms, Heenan Blaikie, Prime Locations, Insight Equity, Proskauer Rose, Waller Lansden, Summit Investment Management, and Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy.

For information on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact: Kellie Swanstrom, VP, Business Development, iiBIG 973-571-0867 or

Ria Lubis (
VP, Marketing
International Institute for Business Information and Growth, LLC
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 905
New York, NY   10001
Phone : 212-300-2523
Fax : 212-300-2529

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