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Distressed Investing on TMA agenda 5 September 2013

Distressed Investing is to be a key topic at the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Europe’s conference in London later this month.

The conference, to be held on Thursday 19 September at London’s Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Auditorium, will be attended by some 300 leading restructuring experts from across Europe.

The ‘Finding Value, Creating Value’ event will see restructuring experts from across Europe debating key issues, including how to overcome the gap between seller and buyer pricing expectations, the opportunities for investors, and the effect of changing legislation.

Alan Tilley, director of TMA Europe, said: “We’ve got a great keynote speaker and some of Europe’s leading practitioners lined up to debate the key issues affecting everyone working in turnaround and restructuring.

“We are looking forward to some lively and informative debates that should be of real value to delegates.”

TMA Europe’s second annual evening event includes two panel sessions featuring leading restructuring experts, as well as keynote speech from author and journalist, Gillian Tett.

To help restructuring and turnaround professionals identify the best prospects for investment, the event will feature a panel session focusing on ‘The Quest for Value’.

Tilley said: “The panel will ask, where are the opportunities for investors both geographically and by industry sector, and are investors missing the boat in pursuing unrealistic ‘buy price’ and future performance expectations?

“It will explore the drivers of investment decisions, the diverse sectors of interest, the sectors to avoid and the effect of changing legislation and creditor perspectives on decision-making.”

Dadvid Bryan, who is a speaker on the ‘Creating Value and the Execution Risk’ panel, said: “We firmly believe that creating value is more than balance sheet restructuring.

“We think investors should be seeking opportunities for revenue growth and synergistic mergers and acquisitions through operational improvement.”



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