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Private Equity Distressed Investing in Middle Market. Qualify Deals, Evaluate Risk, Secure Financing in Restrictive Credit Times
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Middle Market: Private Equity Distressed Investing, a panel presentation at the Distressed M&A and Investments Summit, June 22, 2009, Chicago, Moderated by John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.



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June 22, 2009

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Panel Discussion

Global M&A Network produces quality mergers, acquisitions and investing centered conferences and the M&A Atlas Awards® in the U.S. and various international markets. Programs focus on strategic corporate initiatives, deal making intelligence and relevant topics of direct importance to business building executives, private equity investors, and M&A industry participants. The Atlas Awards honor brilliant leaders, victorious deals, firms and professionals from distressed M&A, restructuring and reorganization communities.

Ms. Shanta Kumari, Managing Partner and CEO of Global M&A Network said, "We are excited to bring together leaders, experts, and dealmakers from distressed M&A industries to discover workable solutions during these tough economic times. Our goal is to connect business building executives and honor achievements at the turnaround awards gala."

Distressed M&A and Investments Summit: Gathering to debate and discover solutions on vital issues impacting mid-sized troubled and distressed industries.


Middle Market: Private Equity Distressed Investing


John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.


Garrett P. Kanehann, Partner, Black Eagle Partners, LLC

Damien W. Kovary, Managing Director, Heico Acquisitions

Colin P. Cross, Managing Director, Crystal Capital

The conference will keynote Mr. Michael E. Heisley, Founder, Heico companies, a visionary in investing in and turning around distressed assets, who has turned around everything from a metal manufacturer to a professional basketball team.

The conference will also keynote Ms. Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Patriarch Partners. Ms. Tilton's career spans 27 years and encompasses private equity, distressed asset management, financial engineering, loan sales and trading, investment banking and senior management.

Atlas Awards

Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Awards qualified John M. Collard and Strategic Management Partners, Inc. as Finalists in two award categories. John Collard is top contender for the "Boutique Turnaround Consultant of the Year." Strategic Management Partners, Inc. is a finalist for the "Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year." Turnaround managers helping troubled companies.

Strategic Management Partners, Inc.: turnaround managers ready to run troubled companies, recover assets from investments gone bad, advise boards of directors and investors on company viability in distressed situations.

Mr. Collard said, "These are very turbulent times for business. The declining global economy, unprecedented changes in government policy effecting how companies will do business in the future, uncertainties regarding recovery timetables, and limited availability of capital are pressing business issues that we must all face and conquer. We must focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. This is a time when private equity investors can invest in distressed properties, rebuild and create value, then recognize large returns on their invested capital."

The Firm:

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100) is a turnaround management firm specializing in interim executive CEO leadership, asset recovery, corporate renewal governance, private equity advisory, and investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies. SMP helps clients restore value to troubled companies, prepare entities for 'cash out' at maximum value, recover assets for fund investors, support litigation, and invest private equity into distressed opportunities. The firm has been advisor to Presidents Bush (41 & 43), Clinton, and Yeltsin, World Bank, EBRD, Company Boards, and Equity Capital Investors on leadership, governance, turnaround management and equity investing. SMP is celebrating 20 years of service to its clients. SMP was named Maryland's Small Business of the Year, and received the Governor's Citation, Governor Martin J. O'Malley, The State of Maryland as a special tribute to honor work in the areas of turning around troubled companies and saving jobs in Maryland. Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine has twice named SMP among the 'Top Outstanding Turnaround Management Firms'. American Business Journals named SMP among the Most Active Turnaround Management and Consulting Firms in Baltimore, Washington, and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Our Principal:

John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), who brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset recovery, 40+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, and advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors. Mr. Collard has on many occasions parachuted in as the CEO or senior executive to turn around a trouble entity. John is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). John was inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame, honoring those individuals whose outstanding contributions have increased the stature and respect of our industry.



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John M. Collard
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
Annapolis, MD