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Consumer Business Investing-Meet Seven Top Investors

(New York Business Forums Conference Center) - Avalon Group, Ltd. has joined with the New York Business Forums to create Consumer Business Investing a forum being held on Tuesday, September 24th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. where companies and their clients can meet premier investors interested in consumer businesses. The forum will explore the current placement environment and the ability to obtain private placement financing for growth or obtain liquidity by selling a controlling interest in their company.

Avalon's Chief Executives, Lynda Davey, will be joined by some of the most active institutional principals investing in consumer businesses. Speakers will include David Landau, General Partner of Apax Partners Inc., Steven Segal, Senior Managing Director of J.W. Childs Associates LP, and David Yarnell, Managing General Partner of BEV Capital as well as other prominent investors and experts in the field. The program will cover topics ranging from:

what companies should consider when thinking about private financing
special hurdles required to obtain private placement funds
what investors believe makes a successful investment
what investors look for in consumer business companies
These successful investors will also share their views about management teams, approaches to compensation and ownership, and where they find resources for consumer business companies. There will be several Q&A sessions as well as informal one-on-one discussions where one can get acquainted with other investors who are looking to invest in consumer businesses.

We are confident consumer business companies and their clients will find this event a unique and valuable opportunity to learn more about the current market for private placements in the consumer industry.