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Distressed Investing


January 23-25

Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada



t is our pleasure to invite you to attend the second annual Distressed Investing Conference, co-produced by the Turnaround Management Association and The Deal. The partnership of our two organizations in offering this conference recognizes the vital link between corporate restructuring professionals and corporate and financial dealmakers. Nearly 450 professionals attended the inaugural conference last year to exchange ideas and hear the latest trends on distressed investing from experts in the field, and this year, we offer the same opportunity for key players in the distressed investing arena to meet, exchange ideas and embark on profitable relationships. This timely conference will explore current issues and trends on the state of the leveraged capital markets, CLOs and credit derivatives, distressed debt trading, and investing in China. In response to your feedback following last year's conference, in which you expressed your interest in hearing more case study analysis, an interactive panel will discuss and debate the issues surrounding the Nellson Neutraceuticals case. The educational program has also been expanded this year to include an in-depth advanced case study session on Thursday morning that will focus on the valuation issues that impacted the WestPoint Stevens case. Please be sure to review pages 4-5 of this brochure for complete details about the educational program. Friday morning's keynote roundtable discussion brings together industry leaders to discuss their views of the market and how they approach distressed opportunities. Panel participants include Mike Heisley of Stony Lane Partners, L.P.; Mark Holdsworth of Tennenbaum Capital Markets, LLC; Mark Leder of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.; David Matlin of Matlin Patterson; and Mike Psaros of KPS Capital Partners LP. Thursday afternoon's opening session with Jerry York is not to be missed. This is a unique opportunity to hear from an industry luminary as he shares his experiences as CEO of Harwinton Capital, his private investment company, to his work with Kirk Kerkorian and Tracinda Corporation. This conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, all of who are listed on page 9. Sponsorships are still available, and we encourage you to consider this opportunity to showcase your firm to an international audience of industry professionals. We also encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to network throughout the conference at meals, receptions and coffee breaks, as well as in the exhibit hall. And, don't forget to take time to enjoy the Wynn and all that it offers in dining, entertainment and leisure activities. Please make plans to join your colleagues at the Distressed Investing Conference. You may register today using the form on page 11 or online at We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

About TMA

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is the premier professional community dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. With international headquarters in Chicago, more than 8,000 TMA members in 43 regional chapters comprise a professional community of turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters and consultants, as well as academic, government and judicial employees. TMA members adhere to a code of ethics specifying high standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. The Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) accreditation program recognizes professional excellence and provides an objective measure of expertise related to workouts, restructurings and corporate renewal.

About The Deal

The Deal, LLC, is a diversified media company reporting on the deal economy. It strives to report, analyze and disseminate business and financial news that offers fresh insights on the deal economy, a set of interrelated activities focused on dealmaking of all kinds, whose purpose is to generate corporate growth in a continually changing global market. Its products serve the global deal community--corporate and financial dealmakers, advisers and institutional investors--with a comprehensive line of print, electronic and conference products and services for both readers and advertisers.

Colin P. Cross Managing Director, Crystal Capital Chairman, Turnaround Management Association

Kevin Worth President & CEO The Deal LLC

Who Should Attend

The 2008 Distressed Investing Conference is

a must for all professionals interested in distressed investing, including:


Wednesday, January

1:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ­ 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. ­ 11:00 p.m. TMA Chapter President's Orientation Meeting Speakers dinner with TMA/The Deal leadership Speakers dinner and welcoming reception sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP Welcoming dessert/cocktail reception Speakers dinner and welcoming reception sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP


Thursday, January 4

8:00 a.m. ­ 11:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 7:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. ­ 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ­ 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. ­ 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. ­ 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. ­ 3:20 p.m. 3:20 p.m. ­ 3:50 p.m. 3:50 p.m. ­ 4:40 p.m. 4:55 p.m. ­ 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ­ 7:30 p.m. TMA Executive Committee/Board of Directors Meeting Registration Desk open Advanced Case Study "WestPoint Stevens in Chapter 11: A Clash of Titans" * Buffet lunch Opening Keynote Session with Jerome B. ( Jerry) York Lunch and keynote presentation sponsored by AlixPartners LLC TMA Chapter Administrator's Orientation Meeting Exhibit Hall open Coffee break in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Loeb & Loeb LLP "Leveraged Capital Markets: What's Hot? What's Not?" Coffee break in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Loeb & Loeb LLP "Distressed Debt Trading in Volatile Markets: Recent Trends & Issues" "CLOs, Credit Derivatives and SWAPS--What They Are, Where They've Been and How They'll Impact the Next Wave of Restructurings" Cocktail reception Sponsored by CB Richard Ellis

· Hedge fund managers · Private equity groups · CLO managers · Distressed debt


· Investment bankers · Bank loan sale


· Senior lenders · Workout lenders · Second lien lenders · Restructuring

Friday, January 5

7:30 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. ­ 10:15 a.m. Registration Desk open Plated breakfast Keynote Roundtable: "Distressed Investment Fund Founders: Leaders in the Distressed Investing Arena" Breakfast and keynote discussion sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP Exhibit Hall open Coffee break in Exhibit Hall "Nellson Neutraceuticals Case Study" "Distressed Investing in the Middle Kingdom" Closing lunch


· Attorneys · High yield investors

9:30 a.m. ­ 12:00 p.m. 10:15 a.m. ­ 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. ­ 11:35 a.m. 11:50 a.m. ­ 12:40 p.m. 12:45 p.m. ­ 1:30 p.m. *Additional fee required.

Continuing Education Credit

Educational sessions at the 2008 Distressed Investing Conference provide an overview and update of topics relevant to the practice of corporate renewal and corporate and financial dealmaking. There is no prerequisite or advance study necessary to attend the 2008 Distressed Investing Conference or to qualify for continuing education credit. · CPAs*­maximum of 8.5 hours of CPE · CTPs­maximum of 8.5 hours of CPE · Attorneys--maximum of 8.9 hours (based on a 50-minute hour) of CLE, depending on how individual states calculate CLE and pending the outcome of the applications to the state bars. Please visit the TMA website,, for updates. *The Turnaround Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to The National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Ste. 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417 or by visiting the website: For information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact TMA at 312-578-6900. Credit hour calculations include Advanced Case Study.

Educational Program

Keynote Sessions

Thursday, January 4, 1:00 p.m. ­ :00 p.m.

Opening Keynote Session Jerome B. ( Jerry) York Jerry York is chief executive officer of Harwinton Capital, LLC, a private investment company he founded in 2000. From 2000 to 2003, York was chief executive officer of Micro Warehouse, Inc., a multi-national reseller of computer hardware, software and peripheral products. From 1995 to 1999, he was vice chairman of Tracinda Corporation, the private investment company owned by Kirk Kerkorian, with major investments in the automotive, filmed entertainment and gaming industries. In April 2005, York entered into an advisory arrangement with Tracinda regarding potential investments in the automotive industry. Before joining Tracinda, York was senior vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of IBM Corporation. Prior to IBM, York spent 14 years at Chrysler Corporation. He was formerly an engineer with General Motors Corporation, initially at the GM Engineering Staff, and subsequently at the Pontiac Motor Division. He then spent three years at the Ford Motor Company, ultimately having responsibility for the long range planning for all Ford, Mercury and Lincoln passenger cars.

Friday, January 5, 9:00 a.m. ­ 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Roundtable "Distressed Investment Fund Founders: Leaders in the Distressed Investing Arena" Moderator: Matt Miller, The Deal Panel: Michael E. Heisley, Stony Lane Partners, L.P. ; Mark K. Holdsworth, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC; Mark J. Leder, Sun Capital Partners, Inc.; David Matlin, Matlin Patterson; Michael A. Psaros, KPS Capital Partners LP This panel of accomplished investors will discuss how they view the market and how they approach distressed opportunities. The panel represents a cross-section of investors pursuing a variety of successful strategies of investing in distressed, underperforming and transitional enterprises. Each of the panelists has played an integral role in building their investment fund. This is a rare opportunity to gain insight from some of the biggest names in the business and benefit from their collective experiences. These individuals have truly shaped the private equity/hedge fund/alternative investment approach to distressed investing over the last several cycles. Come hear how they've built their funds and where they intend to focus during the next cycle.

Advanced Case Study

Thursday, January 4, 9:00 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m. $50/person (Price includes continental breakfast and a coffee break.) " WestPoint Stevens in Chapter 11: A Clash of Titans" Presenters: Neil Augustine, Rothschild; Corinne Ball, Jones Day; Edward R. Morrison, Columbia Law School; Laura B. Resnikoff, Columbia Business School; Michael F. Walsh, Weil, Gotshal & Manges When WestPoint Stevens entered Chapter 11, the case pitted two giants of finance, Carl Icahn and W.L. Ross, against each other in a fight for the assets of this old-line textile company. As the battle played itself out, it raised difficult valuation issues and culminated in an auction that tested (and perhaps transgressed) the limits of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The first half of the session will 4 lay out the key financial and legal issues. During the remainder of the session, the presenters and a panel of experts--each with a direct connection to this unusual situation--will engage the audience to discuss what the case implies for companies, boards of directors, investors, creditors and service professionals going forward.

General Sessions

Thursday, January 4, :0 p.m. ­ :0 p.m.

"Leveraged Capital Markets: What's Hot? What's Not?" Moderator: Sean T. Lynch, Wells Fargo Panel: Barry L. Bobrow, Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC; Steven

Miller, Standard and Poor's; Edward J. Siskin, Crystal Capital; A. Jeffrey Zappone, CTP, Conway, MacKenzie & Dunleavy Inc. August 2007 will be remembered for decades as the month that global credit markets turned on a dime. The long anticipated tightening of credit hit the leveraged loan market hard with hung deals, tighter structure and increased pricing. Despite the recent issues, the leveraged capital markets have been amongst the hottest. What are prospects in 2008? This panel will review the latest information on the current state of the leveraged credit and capital markets and how we got there. Who were the winners and losers? What happens to purchase price multiples, lending multiples and equity requirements? How has the investor mix changed? Where are the opportunities coming from in 2008, and how does it differ from the previous years? Can we expect to see an increase in distressed companies who cannot simply refinance their way to prosperity? What will it take for the market to get back to pre-August 2007 levels? Thursday, January 24, 3:50 p.m. ­ 4:40 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 10:45 a.m. ­ 11:35 a.m.

"Distressed Debt Trading in Volatile Markets: Recent Trends & Issues"

Panel: Thomas R. Califano, DLA Piper US LLP; Matthew Carter, UBS Investment Bank; Edward S. Weisfelner, Partner, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP The contraction in liquidity across credit markets has caused price volatility to rise to levels not seen for several years. Whether this volatility is temporary or the initial stage of the next distressed cycle, this panel will provide valuable insights into the latest issues in trading distressed debt to help you survive market turmoil. Seasoned professionals from the legal, sell-side and buy-side communities will offer their insights into: · Trends toward standardization of trading protocols and transfer documents for distressed bank debt, trade claims, bonds and derivatives · Confidentiality and disclosure in trading: The rules have changed! · Whether secondary purchasers are at risk for original holders' sins (Enron decision) · Pitfalls new market entrants often encounter in trading distressed (par vs. distressed doc's, treatment of accrued interest, voting rights, rights offerings, etc.) Thursday, January 4, 4:55 p.m. ­ 5:45 p.m.

"Nellson Neutraceuticals Case Study"


Moderator: Jeffrey P. Fitts, GE Commercial Finance-Bank Loan

Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Finance; Gregory Frenzel, Citibank; Tuck Hardie, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin; Fred S. Hodara, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP The Nellson Neutraceuticals Chapter 11 case was noteworthy in several respects, from its comprehensive valuation litigation to the auction sale of the company to Nellson's lenders (at a value well below the valuation adopted by the Bankruptcy Court). This panel of investors and advisors directly involved in the case will have a lively discussion addressing timely issues of valuation, first and second lienholder strategies, multi-constituent litigation, dual agency of first and second lienholders, credit bidding dynamics and the ultimate determinant of value--the auction. Friday, January 5, 11:50 a.m. ­ 1:40 p.m.

Moderator: Glenn E. Siegel, Dechert LLP

Panel: Eric Carlson, Imperial Capital LLC; James D. Decker,

"Distressed Investing in the Middle Kingdom" Moderator: George Kelakos, Crystal Capital Panel: Phil Groves, DAC Management, LLC; Helena Huang,

Kirkland & Ellis LLC; Frank R. Mack, CTP, Conway, MacKenzie & Dunleavy Inc.; Alan C. W. Tang, Grant Thornton China's transition to a modern, market-based economy combined with its complex PRC, provincial and municipal laws and courts, and its fragmented capital markets and industry infrastructures presents extraordinary opportunities and challenges for international distressed investors. In addition, China recently enacted a new Enterprise Bankruptcy Law, which became effective on June 1, 2007, and the new law incorporates many concepts found in U.S. business reorganization law and practice. This panel of China experts will prepare you for the future by presenting the practical elements, and the benefits and risks, of investing in non-performing loans from PRC Asset Management Companies, acquisitions of distressed, overleveraged and/or underperforming companies, and strategies for monetizing these opportunities.

"CLOs, Credit Derivatives and SWAPS--What They Are, Where They've Been and How They'll Impact the Next Wave of Restructurings" Moderator: Jeff J. Marwil, Winston & Strawn LLP Panel: Robert A Contreras, Deerfield Capital Management LLC; Gregory

R. Cooper, Denali Capital LLC; Ian M. Fowler, Freeport Financial The panel will focus on the CLO, derivative and SWAP markets and these structures' impact on new deals given current liquidity volatility, as well as the strategies that might be considered in the next wave of restructurings. The panel will navigate relatively uncharted waters, including deal structures, commitment letters and other credit and recovery dynamics in a choppier environment, and will address the complex role of credit default swaps and their use by banks, hedge funds and others to manage risk.

General Information

Registration Fees

Unless otherwise indicated, registration fees include educational sessions, meals and social functions. Events are not prorated. To attend any portion of the conference, you must register for the entire conference at the appropriate registration fee as indicated on the registration form on page 11. The registration fee allows admission for one individual only. Registrations may not be shared. Each registered attendee will receive a name badge at the conference that must be worn for admittance into all educational sessions, meals and social functions.

Registration List

To ensure your inclusion on the registration list that is distributed on-site, your registration form, with payment, must be received at TMA's International Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 11, 2008. TMA cannot guarantee that individuals who submit registration forms after this date will be included on the registration list.

Registration Questions

Registration questions may be directed to Catherine Cram at 1-312-242-6036 or [email protected]

Registration Categories

All corresponding fees may be found on the registration form on page 11. · The member registration fee is for current, active TMA members only. Please note that TMA membership is on an individual basis. Unless otherwise appropriate as defined below, all other attendees will be charged the nonmember fee. If an individual registers for the member fee, but TMA has no membership record, the individual will be charged the nonmember fee unless s/he can produce proof of membership. · The full-time academic/government employee rate defines a full-time academic as a student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per term at an accredited university or an instructor employed on a full-time basis by an accredited university. If you qualify for this rate, please submit appropriate documentation with your registration form. · On-site registration will be subject to an additional $50 fee. Please note that January 16, 2008, is the last day to pre-register for the conference, per the policy indicated below.

Cancellation and Substitution Policies

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). Cancellations will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone cancellation is not accepted. Cancellations received on or before Wednesday, January 9, 2008, will be refunded the total registration fee less a $150 processing fee. Cancellations received after Wednesday, January 9, 2008, will not be refunded. Please note that if you register for the conference after the cancellation deadline has passed, you will not be eligible for any type of refund should you need to cancel your registration. The cancellation policy applies to all registrants regardless of when the registration form is submitted. TMA does not issue credits for future conferences. Refunds will be issued following the convention, no later than February 22, 2008.

Substitution Policy

Pre-registration Deadline

Only on-site registration will be accepted after Wednesday, January 16, 2008. TMA will not accept any registration forms in advance of the conference after this date. Please note that there is a $50 on-site registration surcharge. Please consider submitting your registration prior to January 16, 2008.

Submitting Your Registration

Registration forms must be mailed or faxed to TMA per the contact information on the registration form on page 11. You may also register on-line at Phone registration is not accepted. Registrations are not considered complete until payment is received. Registered attendees will receive confirmation of their registration by email. This notice contains important details about the conference. Please carefully review the notice for accuracy. Changes must be submitted in writing by fax to 1-312-578-8336 or e-mail to Catherine Cram at [email protected]

Substitutions are permitted at any time. Substitutions must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). Substitutions will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone substitution is not accepted. The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant, and the substitution notice should contain accurate contact information for the new registrant; otherwise, TMA cannot guarantee an accurate listing on the registration list. However, please note that substitutions made after Friday, January 11, 2008, may not be reflected on the registration list per the policy on this page. Substitutions must be of the same membership status/category (i.e., academic, member); otherwise, the substitute will be invoiced for the difference in registration fees. Registrants who fail to attend the conference and do not notify TMA in accordance with these policies and deadlines are responsible for full payment.


To reserve a room at the Wynn Las Vegas, please call 1-866-7707555. Mention TMA Distressed Investing Conference or Rate Code TMAD0108 to receive the specially negotiated room rate of $259/night. This rate is only available through Wednesday, December 19, 2007, but TMA cannot guarantee that the room block or hotel will not sell out before then. Please make your reservation soon. The Wynn Las Vegas is located at 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The direct hotel phone number is 1-702770-7000. The guest fax number is 1-702-770-1571. TMA requires that a conference registration form (including payment) be received within ten business days of making a hotel reservation. TMA reserves the right to terminate the hotel reservation of any individual who does not comply with this policy.

Cornerstone 15 Program Donors

Abacus Advisors Group LLC AccuVal Associates, Inc. American Management Advisors Inc. Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos ARG Recovery, LLC Atlas Partners, LLC Andrew M. Toft, Attorney at Law

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kugman Associates

KPS Special Situations Funds Lake Pointe Partners, LLC The Meridian Group Meriturn Partners, LLC

Bank of America Business Capital Bankers Advocate Group BBK Beane Associates, Inc. Bederson & Co., LLP Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Buccino & Associates, Inc. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. CapitalSource

Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC Midwest Business Capital Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd. NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. Northern Healthcare Capital, LLC Phelps Consulting Group Prime Locations LLC Quarles & Brady LLP


Educational sessions and social functions: business casual

Penn Hudson Financial Group LLC


Executive Director

Linda Delgadillo, CAE 1-312-578-6900 or [email protected]

Quest Turnaround Advisors, LLC RAS Management Advisors, Inc. RCS Real Estate Advisors Rhone Group Advisors Republic Financial Corporation Riemer & Braunstein LLP Rochelle, Hutcheson & McCullough, LLP

Continental Advisory Services, LLC Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy Cooley Godward Kronish LLP The Daley-Hodkin Group Services LLP Deloitte Financial Advisory DLA Piper US LLP

Registration, Substitution, Cancellation

Catherine Cram 1-312-242-6036 or [email protected]

RJ Reuter Business Consulting

Overall Conference, Speakers, Educational Program

DrinkerBiddleGardnerCarton Executive Sounding Board Fennemore Craig, P.C. Associates Inc.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. San Filippo & Associates, LLC SB Capital Group, LLC The Scotland Group, Inc.

Laura Ivaldi 1-312-242-6030 or [email protected]

Sponsorship, Exhibitors, Cornerstone Endowment Press

First American Corp. - UCC Division Focus Management Group FTI Consulting, Inc. Forman Holt Eliades & Ravin LLC Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC Gordon Brothers Group, LLC Grant Thornton LLP Health Capital Investors, Inc. Huron Consulting Group Jager Smith P.C.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP Treadstone Partners, LLC Trimingham Inc. Tucker Arensberg, P.C. White Oak Group

Joseph Karel 1-312-242-6039 or [email protected].org Cecilia Green, APR, CAE 1-312-242-6031 or [email protected]

Wachovia Capital Finance Windham Professionals, Inc. Winston & Strawn LLP Wiss & Company, LLP


Mary Carravallah 1-312-242-6037 or [email protected]

XRoads Solutions Group

Ground Transportation

The Wynn Las Vegas is located approximately three miles from McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Parking at the Wynn Las Vegas

Both valet and self parking is complimentary at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Shuttle and Private Car Service

Executive Star Limo and Executive Coach and Carriage provide car and shuttle service between the airport and the Wynn Las Vegas. For rates and full details, please contact Executive Star Limo at 1-702-646-4661 or Executive Coach and Carriage at 1-702-367-7774.

Taxicab Service

Taxicab service is available on the lower level curb front of all terminals. The fare is approximately $25, depending on traffic (there are no flat rates). The ride time is approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Driving From LAS

Exit the airport on Swenson Avenue. Turn left onto Tropicana Avenue and travel one mile to Koval Lane. Turn right on Koval Lane and travel 1.5 miles to Sands Avenue. Turn left on Sands Avenue (heading west), and the Wynn Las Vegas will be on your right. Wynn Las Vegas Hotel guests and outof-town guests will find the Main Gate Entrance to be most convenient. The Main Gate is located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of Spring Mountain Road.

Car Rental

If you plan to rent a car, please note that TMA members may receive as much as ten percent off regular car rental rates from Avis. For more information, call Avis at 1-800-331-1212. Individuals calling from outside the United States may find the appropriate phone number for the country from which they are calling by visiting www.avis. com and selecting Customer Service/Worldwide Reservations Phone Numbers. Mention identification number V368995 to the telephone agent to take advantage of this TMA member discount.

Thank you

to the 00 Distressed Investing Conference Committee

Co-chairs: Lisa J. Donahue


Matthew R. Niemann, CTP

Cerberus Capital Chicago LP


Colin P. Cross

Crystal Capital

Frank R. Mack, CTP

Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy Inc.

Jeffrey P. Fitts

GE Commercial Finance­ Bank Loan Group

James Malley

Mark S. Indelicato

Chilton Investment Company

Hahn & Hessen LLP

Frank A. Merola J. Scott Victor

Robert D. Katz, CTP David E. Mack, CTP

Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc. Penza Capital Corporation

Stutman, Treister & Glatt PC NatCity Investments Special Situations Group

Platinum Sponsor

Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors at the 2008 Distressed Investing Conference provide critical services to the distressed investing marketplace. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how these capital and service providers will benefit your business. If you are interested in purchasing an exhibit space, please contact Joe Karel at TMA at 1-312-242-6039 or [email protected] or Allan Cunningham at The Deal at 1-212-313-9162 or [email protected]

Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Cyber Café

Located in the Exhibit Hall Stay connected while away from the office. TMA and The Deal are pleased to offer a Cyber Café at the Distressed Investing Conference. Connect to the Internet, check e-mail, or update and print documents on one of the computer workstations. The Exhibit Hall and Cyber Café will be open: Thursday, January 24 2:00 p.m.­6:00 p.m.

Event Sponsors

Friday, January 25 9:30 a.m.­12:00 p.m.

Additional Conference Sponsors

Event sponsors provide financial support for the Distressed Investing Conference. In addition to those sponsors listed in the agenda, the following sponsors have also generously provided support for the Distressed Investing Conference.

Mesirow Financial Consulting

LLC (Conference Bags) LLC (Lanyards)

Getzler Henrich & Associates Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher

& Flom LLP (Pocket Agenda) (Cyber Café)

Capital Markets

Clear Thinking Group LLC Deloitte Financial Advisory

Services LLP (Padfolio)


Cornerstone Program Donors

Cornerstone Capital Donors

Bank of America Business Capital Gordon Brothers Group, LLC Huron Consulting Group

Patron Donors

Atwell, Curtis & Brooks, Ltd./ University Management Associates & Consultants Corp.

Aurora Management Partners Inc. Bear Stearns & Co. The Belet Group, Inc./ Blank Rome LLP

Cornerstone Donors


Belet Acquisitions, Inc.

Leadership Donors

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Realization Services, Inc. DrinkerBiddleGardnerCarton Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy FINOVA Capital Corporation Horizon Management Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kugman Associates The Nassi Group, LLC

Sustaining Donors

Abacus Advisors Group LLC Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos BBK Bank of America Commercial Finance Cooley Godward Kronish LLP DoveBid Valuation Services Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. Prime Locations LLC The Scotland Group, Inc.

National City Capital Markets Philip + Company, Inc. RAS Management Advisors, Inc. RCS Real Estate Advisors San Filippo & Associates Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Wells Fargo Retail Finance

Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd.

Supporter Donors

AccuVal Associates, Inc. Allomet Partners, Ltd. American Management Advisors, Inc. Andrew M. Toft, Attorney at Law ARG Recovery, LLC Bankers Advocate Group Beane Associates, Inc. Bederson & Co. LLP Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. Caledonia Group Inc. Capital Restoration, LLC CapitalSource Continental Advisory Services, LLC The Daley-Hodkin Group Dickinson Wright PLLC DLA Piper US LLP EMCC, Inc. Emerald Technology Valuations, LLC Fennemore Craig, P.C. The Finley Group First American Corp. - UCC Division Focus Management Group Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc. Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC Grant Thornton LLP

Wachovia Capital Finance

Wells Fargo Business Credit, Inc.

Benefactor Donors

AEG Partners, LLC AlixPartners, LLC Atlas Partners, LLC

Buccino & Associates, Inc.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Corporate Renewal Services, Inc. Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc. FTI Consulting, Inc.

Forman Holt Eliades & Ravin LLC JPMorgan Chase & Co. Quarles & Brady LLP Trimingham, Inc.

Lake Pointe Partners, LLC Riemer & Braunstein LLP Wells Fargo Foothill White Oak Group XRoads Solutions Group

Great American Group Harvard Turnaround Management Health Capital Investors, Inc. The Hilco Organization Hill & Gertner Capital Corporation Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin HSG Services Inc. Jager Smith P.C. Joe Foster Real Estate Advisors KBK Financial, Inc. KPS Special Situations Funds Lain Faulkner & Co. LBC Credit Partners, Inc. McShane Group Mehmco Financial Services Inc. The Meridian Group Meriturn Partners, LLC Michael Fox International Inc. Midwest Business Capital Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Modesitt Associates, Inc. The Nauset Group, Inc. Northern Healthcare Capital, LLC The Parkland Group, Inc. Penn Hudson Financial Group, LLC Phelps Consulting Group Phoenix Advisors & Collections, Inc. Phoenix Management Services, Inc. Project Executive Group, Inc. Protiviti Quest Turnaround Advisors, LLC Renaissance Partners, L.C. Republic Financial Corporation Rhone Group Advisors RJ Reuter Business Consulting Rochelle, Hutcheson & McCullough, LLP RSM McGladrey Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. SB Capital Group, LLC Sherman, Lavallee & Associates, LLC State Securities PLC (United Kingdom) Sterling Supply Co. Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Strategic Management Partners, Inc. Stutman, Treister & Glatt Sullivan & Worcester LLP TeamWork Technologies, Inc. Tono-Bungay Consulting, Inc. Treadstone Partners, LLC Tucker Arensberg, P.C. Windham Professionals, Inc. Winternitz, Inc. Wiss & Company, LLP


You may also register on-line at Please note that pre-registration will only be accepted

through Wednesday, January 16, 2008. On-site registration will open on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at the Wynn. Please also note on page 6 of this brochure that there is a $50 on-site registration surcharge.

Registration Form

Be sure to make your hotel reservation soon. Contact the Wynn Las Vegas 1-866-770-7555. Mention TMA

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Registration Fees

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Advanced Case Study

"WestPoint Stevens in Chapter 11: A Clash of Titans" Thursday, January 24, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. $ 50


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Turnaround Management Association

150 South Wacker Drive ­ Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606

January 23-25, 2008 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

Distressed Investing Conference


12 pages

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