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2007 Distressed Investing Conference

Loeb & Loeb is proud to sponsor the networking breaks at the 2007 Distressed Investing Conference, co-produced by TMA (Turnaround Management Association) and The Deal.

Event Overview (from The Deal):

With the leverage multiples approaching record levels, an expected wave of restructurings is on the horizon.  New providers of capital such as hedge funds, CLO’s and second lien lenders have changed the landscape of corporate lending and the rules of engagement are changing dramatically.  This multi-day conference combines networking, educational panel sessions and activities that will provide insight into the distressed investing market, including issues related to distressed trading, private equity and hedge funds, CLO’s, the international distressed market and a special panel focused on the automotive industry.

Among the experts who will provide unique insights in the distressed investing market will be keynote speaker James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State (under President H.W. Bush) and former Secretary of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Baker will give the keynote speech on current world events and their impact on the economy.

Panel Session Topics:

In addition to the various networking opportunities, the conference will offer educational panel sessions on topics including:

  • Distressed Trading—a discussion of the current state of the market and forecast for near-term opportunities.
  • Loan-to-Own—a look at the players and strategies employed to acquire companies through purchasing a significant position in the debt.
  • Private Equity Groups vs. Hedge Funds—analysis of the similarities and differences between these two groups as they compete with one another to acquire distressed, overleveraged and/or underperforming companies.
  • International Distressed Investing—overview of European market trends.
  • Collateralized Loan Obligations—examination of the history and growth of CLO’s and their increasing influence in the senior leveraged loan market.
  • Automotive Industry—with bankruptcies of major Tier One suppliers such as Delphi, Collins & Aikman and Tower Automotive, this panel will provide an overview of the current market for distressed automotive companies.

Who Should Attend (from TMA):

The 2007 Distressed Investing Conference is a must for all professionals interested in distressed investing, including hedge fund managers; private equity groups; CLO managers; distressed debt purchasers; investment bankers; bank loan sale professionals; senior lenders; workout lenders; second lien lenders; restructuring professionals; attorneys; and high yield investors.

For registration information and further details on the conference, please click here.