The 2nd Annual Distressed Debt Summit

Venue: The Park Central Hotel

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2003
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PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates there will be 180 public bankruptcy filings this year (only 5% less than 2002) and that the assets of filing companies will total $240 billion. More to the point, the total market value of distressed debt is now approaching a whopping $1 trillion. Are you getting the most out of this booming market?

While there are fantastic opportunities for those investing in distressed debt, there are many risks as well. Your success depends on your ability to identify opportunities and construct and consummate superior deals. In order to maximize your profit and minimize loss, you must know how to effectively work through the bankruptcy process, know which valuation techniques work and which don’t, understand complicated workout schemes, and successfully deal with changing management structures.

To assist you in this endeavor, Financial Research Associates is proud to present The 2nd Annual Distressed Debt Summit, scheduled for October 27-28 at the Park Central New York Hotel in NYC. We have gathered over 30 top industry leaders who will give you the information you need to get and stay ahead in this very competitive marketplace. You will learn:

• Strategies and techniques to successfully acquire a company in bankruptcy
• The latest market trends in liquidations and defaults
• How to deal with critical vendor payments and other first day matters
• The advantages and drawbacks of pre-packaged bankruptcies
• The pros and cons of using accountants, lawyers, and crisis managers in distressed loans
• What new equity owners need to know to find and appoint board members for restructured companies
• How to get your fair share under a plan of reorganization
• Valuations in distressed markets: methodologies and analytics
• Case studies in the telecom and energy sectors
• How to perform a post-restructuring equity valuation
• The latest trends in DIP financing and the keys to successful DIP lending
• How to be on an audit committee and keep the company moving forward at the same time
• Much more

This leading-edge conference will answer all your questions about investing in distressed debt and you don’t want to miss it! It’s easy to register: Complete the registration form on the back cover page and fax it to us today at 831-465-2290, or call our friendly customer service department at 800-280-8440. You can also register online at


Additional Information

The fee for the summit is $1695. The fee for TMA members (subject to FRA approval) is $1495.