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Distressed Healthcare Opportunities Symposium

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When:  Thursday, February 19, 2009
Where:  Waller Lansden Conference Center, Nashville, TN
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The Distressed Healthcare Opportunities Symposium offers a unique forum for healthcare providers, private equity investors, lenders, and corporate counsel to come together to discuss the distressed market.

Designed to benefit investors looking to make deals in the distressed healthcare market as well as executives of companies in need of financial restructuring, this Symposium will provide:

  • The latest insight into the distressed healthcare market
  • Case studies of a distressed acquisition
  • Private equity perspectives on the market
  • Perspectives on issues in the senior living industry
  • The latest news regarding capital funding

8:30 – 8: 45 Introduction and Welcoming Comments by the Symposium Chair

  • John C. Tishler, Partner, Chairman, WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS, LLP

8:45 – 9:45 Distressed Opportunities: Where Are the Healthcare Deals Coming From in 2009?


  • Martin J. McGahan, Managing Director, ALVAREZ & MARSAL, LLC


  • Thomas R. Banks, Managing Director, SILVER POINT CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Thomas M. Barry, Managing Director, CAIN BROTHERS & COMPANY, LLC
  • Bradford C. Burkett, Managing Director, NAVIGANT CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC
  • Maureen A. Spivack, Managing Director, SHATTUCK HAMMOND PARTNERS

9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break

10:00 – 11:00 Case Study – Acquiring a Distressed Healthcare Facility


  • Joseph A. Sowell, III, Partner, WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS, LLP
  • J. William Morrow, Esq., WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS LLP

11:00 – 12:00 Early Intervention: The Uses (and Misuses) of the Turnaround Manager


  • Suzanne Koenig, President, SAK MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC
  • Louis E. Robichaux IV, Managing Director – Healthcare, BRIDGE ASSOCIATES LLC

12:00 – 1:15 Group Luncheon

1:15 – 2:15 Private Equity Panel: Distressed Healthcare Investing


  • Michael Low, Senior Managing Director, LONDON & PACIFIC HEALTHCARE, INC.


  • Alan Dahl, Managing Director, EDG PARTNERS, LLC
  • Ross Ettin, Senior Vice President, GREAT AMERICAN GROUP
  • Stephen A. Greene, Managing Director, EUREKA CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC
  • Josh Wolf-Powers, Partner, BLUE WOLF CAPITAL FUND II, LP

2:15 – 2:30 Afternoon Break

2:30 – 3:30 Distressed Acquisition Strategies: Stories from the Senior Living Industry


  • Kenneth R. Assiran, Principal, CAPITAL HEALTH GROUP, LLC
  • Robert A. (Bobby) Guy, Jr., Partner, WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS, LLP

3:30 – 4:30 Accessing Capital for the Distressed Purchase and the Distressed Venture


  • Aron Dantzig, Managing Director, FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC
  • Jon P. Schotz, Managing Director, SAYBROOK CAPITAL, LLC

4:30 – 4:45 Closing Comments from Symposium Chair

4:45 – 6:00 The Symposium Reception



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