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Specialty Retail Companies - How to Find Winning Opportunitie

(New York Business Forum Conference Center) - If you or any colleagues are interested in how venture and buyout investors are currently looking at retail companies, you may have an interest in "Specialty Retail Companies - How to Find Winning Opportunities", a New York Business Forum presentation on Tuesday, October 22nd from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. Avalon Group, Ltd., a leading private investment-banking firm providing middle market companies with in-depth investment banking services, has joined with the New York Business Forums to create this program where you can meet investors and other executives exploring these issues. While not profiting by the forum, we at Avalon wanted to alert you to this timely opportunity.

As moderator of the forum, Lynda Davey is being joined by some of the most active retail and consumer product investors as well as other prominent experts in the field. Speakers will include Timothy Hartnett, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robert Kenzer, Chairman, Kenzer Corp., David Kim, Principal, Saunders Karp & Megrue, William Mayer, President and CEO, Wells Fargo Retail Finance, and Richard Perkal, Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Partners LP. The program will cover topics including the following:

Whether low prices on public retail companies mean there are more buyout opportunities
Strategies for retailing executives for finding the right investors
Resources for identifying sources of debt and mezzanine financing
Retail investing pitfalls investors should avoid
Successful investors will also share their views about reasons for investing in retail, differences in various retailing sectors and retail executives, and approaches to compensation and ownership. There will be several Q&A sessions as well as informal one-on-one discussions where you can become acquainted with participants.

Registration for the "Specialty Retail Companies – How to Find Winning Opportunities" forum is through New York Business Forums, Inc., a leading producer of exclusive seminars. We are sure you will find this event a unique and valuable opportunity to learn more about how venture and buyout investors look at the retail industry.

New York Business Forums, Inc.
Founded in 1983, New York Business Forums Inc. is famous for fostering interaction among finance industry professionals through educational networking forums such as its New York Venture Group and New York Capital Roundtable. In recent months their focus has been on their unique MasterClass Forums and Workshops, which are half-day, invitation-only seminars on very specific subjects for small, exclusive audiences. They usually consist of two intensive one-hour-long panel discussions or technical presentations, with Q&A and networking before and after. Speakers are always prominent figures in their fields.