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Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association Presents:

We All Use Healthcare, But Do We Really Know Healthcare?

On February 21, 2013, Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association announced their upcoming event “We All Use Healthcare, But Do We Really Know Healthcare?”

Healthcare reform, often referred to as “Obamacare”, is well underway, but uncertainties still abound regarding how it will impact the future of the healthcare industry and other businesses.

A panel of experts will present their insights and perspectives on the future of healthcare, related technology trends, investment trends, business opportunities and the potential pitfalls that should be avoided.

“Healthcare affects all of us professionally and personally,” says Kevin A. Krakora, Chicago/Midwest TMA president. “The full impact of the changes and healthcare reform is yet to be determined, but it will inevitably affect all businesses both small and large. Our panelists are experts on current healthcare issues and will provide guidance on how business executives, advisors and investors can position themselves to take advantage of opportunities while avoiding potential drawbacks.”


Michael Nemeroff: President and CEO of Vedder Price and Chairman of the Finance and Transactions Group. Nemeroff counsels corporations in mergers and acquisitions transactions and governance matters. He provides private equity firms and hedge funds with direction in leveraged and management buyouts and guides financial institutions in complex finance transactions

Panel Includes:

Bill Drehkoff: Partner, Linden Capital Partners, who began his principal investing career when he joined First Chicago Equity Capital in 1999, after beginning his career in investment banking. Prior to re-joining the First Chicago team at Linden, Drehkoff was a principal at The Boston Consulting Group and vice president at The Edgewater Funds.

Brent Felitto: Managing Director, Head of North American Investment Banking and Head of Global Health Care, William Blair & Company, which he joined in 1993. His primary responsibilities consist of leading the firm's health care investment banking effort, which include deal origination and leading the group's execution team on a range of transactions including public and private equity financings as well as merger and acquisition assignments.

Laura Keidan Martin: Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, who serves as the head of Katten's Health Care Practice and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Her broad-based health care practice includes mergers and acquisitions, physician integration strategies, provider joint ventures and regulatory compliance. Martin was selected as Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Chicago Health Care Law, and was named one of the "Top 10 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois."

Glen Tullman: who is a pioneer in the field of healthcare IT. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, the leading global provider of electronic health records and other technologies essential to creating a connected community of health, for 16 years when he stepped down to pursue other interests. In addition to his work at Allscripts, he founded a fast-growing solar energy company and holds investments in a number of entrepreneurial ventures.

Bryan Rupprecht: Managing Director, MidCap Financial, who is engaged in MidCap's Leveraged Lending group and is responsible for originating and closing loans to middle market healthcare companies. MidCap Financial operates exclusively in the healthcare industry through four business segments: asset based lending, leverage lending, real estate, and venture debt. MidCap currently has over $1.0 billion of loans outstanding to healthcare businesses.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013

Venue: Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

Time: 7:30am registration and continental breakfast; event from 8:15am to 9:30am

For more information and registration click here

About TMA Chicago/Midwest

TMA members include turnaround professionals, accountants, attorneys, brokers, investment bankers, private equity firms, valuation firms, private investors and business consultants.

The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association is one of the largest chapters of the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Incorporated in 1991, the award-winning Chicago/Midwest Chapter is celebrating its 22nd year of serving its community. Its active membership participates in more than 30 events annually, including educational workshops, networking programs, forums, and conferences.

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