Join the leaders

Now in its 12th year, the 2018 Distressed Investing Summit featuring the Annual Turnaround Awards will bring together the industry’s leading professionals for an exclusive “Think Tank Forum” symposium and honor the accomplishments of the top distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround practitioners and firms.

Renowned for offering the best networking opportunity to the industry’s established and emerging leaders, opens with One-on-One Direct Connect™ Meetings, features an extraordinary cocktail party at the Winter White House, and will also debut the “Power of Change” Workshop.

This forum assembles the most active restructuring dealmakers, distressed asset investors, bankruptcy judges, advisors, consultants, and other key market experts – academics, media, government and political influencers, and celebrates the leading distressed M&A, restructuring, and refinancing transactions, product & services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets.



Agenda Highlights

TUESDAY, MARCH 20
1:30 pm–3:30 pm

M&A Advisor Connects™ One-On-One Meetings

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Opening Cocktail Reception – Mar-A-Lago Club

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
8:30 am–4:00 pm Symposium
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Stalwarts Roundtables
  • Keynote Conversations
6:30 pm–11:30 pm 12th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Awards Dinner
  • After Party
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
8:30 am–12:30 pm “The Power of Change” Workshop


2018 Agenda is in development. To access last year's Agenda Click Here


M&A Advisor Connects™
One-on-One Meetings


TUESDAY, MARCH 20 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Colony


EXPAND YOUR NETWORK. STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS. DISCOVER DEALS.

Think of The M&A Advisor as the ultimate matchmaker and our one-on-one meetings as “speed dating” for the M&A professional. We connect legal and investment advisors, private equity firms, corporate acquirers, policy makers and consultants through pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments to maximize their exposure to deals, capital, and services. This exclusive transaction and financing program helps participants build strategic partnerships and gain access to resources and tools to enhance business.
M&A Advisor Connects™ One-on-One Meetings

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 | 1:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The Colony


EXPAND YOUR NETWORK. STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS. DISCOVER DEALS.

Think of The M&A Advisor as the ultimate matchmaker and our one-on-one meetings as “speed dating” for the M&A professional. We connect legal and investment advisors, private equity firms, corporate acquirers, policy makers and consultants through pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments to maximize their exposure to deals, capital, and services. This exclusive transaction and financing program helps participants build strategic partnerships and gain access to resources and tools to enhance business.




The M&A Advisor is a preeminent thought leader in international finance and M&A. It has provided me with an extraordinary network of dealmakers and colleagues.”

Selig Sacks
Managing Director and General Counsel, Ruton Capital




Opening Cocktail Reception

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar-A-Lago Club


The Summit’s “Opening Cocktail Reception” will be hosted at the famed Mar-A-Lago Club, one of the most highly regarded private lairs in the world and the new Winter White House. On 20 acres of perfectly landscaped ocean view gardens, Mar-a-Lago Club is considered the crown jewel of Palm Beach and a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places.
Opening Cocktail Reception

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Mar-A-Lago Club


The Summit’s “Opening Cocktail Reception” will be hosted at the famed Mar-A-Lago Club, one of the most highly regarded private lairs in the world and the new Winter White House. On 20 acres of perfectly landscaped ocean view gardens, Mar-a-Lago is considered the crown jewel of Palm Beach and a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places.




Each M&A Advisor Summit is a remarkable edifice – a finely working network of strategic alliances on so many levels.”

Lee M. Elman
CEO, Elman Investors, Inc.




The Symposium

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Colony


Over the past decade, The M&A Advisor’s annual independent “Think Tank” for restructuring, recapitalization, and business reorganizations has become the gathering place for industry leaders to:

INFORM. Share wisdom and war stories. Engage your peers, the other industry leaders.
DEBATE. Challenge convention. Be heard in the interactive think tank symposium.
NETWORK. Be social. Its easy when you’re pool-side at Mar-A-Lago Club and The Colony.
PROMOTE. Demonstrate your prowess. The leading media are there and listening.
CELEBRATE. Raise a glass. Toast the winners of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards.

In our interactive roundtable format, delegates will participate with their peers - investors, advisors, adjudicators, media, and academics, in the dialogue about the key issues in our industry.
The Symposium

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Colony


Over the past decade, The M&A Advisor’s annual independent “Think Tank” for restructuring, recapitalization, and business reorganizations has become the gathering place for industry leaders to:

INFORM. Share wisdom and war stories. Engage your peers, the other industry leaders.
DEBATE. Challenge convention. Be heard in the interactive think tank symposium.
NETWORK. Be social. Its easy when you’re pool-side at Mar-A-Lago Club and The Colony.
PROMOTE. Demonstrate your prowess. The leading media are there and listening.
CELEBRATE. Raise a glass. Toast the winners of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards.

In our interactive roundtable format, delegates will participate with their peers - investors, advisors, adjudicators, media, and academics, in the dialogue about the key issues in our industry.

DISCUSSION LEADERSHIP


The Symposium features an interactive roundtable format for delegates to participate with their peers - investors, advisors, adjudicators, media, and academics, in important dialogue about the key challenges and opportunities in our industry.

The 2018 program will feature a faculty of over 40 discussion leaders and the most topical subjects including:

OUT IN FRONT
Learn what’s on the
horizon, just beyond our sightline, that will impact
our industry.

Led by



MEET THE MEDIA
Learn the ins and outs of engaging with the leading global business media.

Led by


IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY
Hear it straight from the country’s leading judges on their recent decisions.

Led by


THE FUTURE IS HERE!
Learn how AI, Blockchain and
Crypto Currency are changing
everything, including your business!

Led by                                     And

WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO?
Learn where the distressed investors focused in 2017 and where they’re going
for 2018.

Led by




WHAT’S TO WORK OUT?
Learn what the turnaround
experts are most challenged
by and their outlook for 2018
ROI

Led by                                    And

DISTRESS KNOWS NO BOUNDRY
Learn where the opportunities are as cross border distressed dealmaking continues to grow

Led by



THE POWER OF CHANGE
Learn how you can be the most impactful change catalyst within your company and the industry

Led by










The M&A Advisor Awards are a mark of distinction and the recognition bestowed on the winners is both meaningful and substantive.”

Rodger Krouse
Co-CEO, Sun Capital Partners




12th Annual
Turnaround Awards


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
The Colony


The 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, the benchmark for restructuring excellence, will recognize the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of the top performers of the year, the Awards will recognize the 2018 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award winners. The evening features an Awards Gala Reception, Dinner, and our infamous Closing Party.

For a detailed list of the Award Winners for the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards please CLICK HERE
12th Annual
Turnaround Awards


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
The Colony


The 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, the benchmark for restructuring excellence, will recognize the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of the top performers of the year, the Awards will recognize the 2018 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award winners. The evening features an Awards Gala Reception, Dinner, and our infamous Closing Party.

For a detailed list of the Award Winners for the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards please CLICK HERE




The M&A Advisor's Symposiums give participants access to premium caliber international deal makers and provide the platform for connecting with Distinguished Faculty Members. I have found these professional exchanges have been the basis of numerous successful transactions over the years. As a former judge of the M&A Advisor Awards, I know that the winning transactions and firms have been evaluated against the highest professional standards. Those fortunate enough to become winners of the M&A Advisor Awards have reached the pinnacle of their careers.”

John K. Castle
Chairman, Castle Harlan




THE POWER OF CHANGE

An Exclusive Workshop for Restructuring and Turnaround Professionals

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Colony


Join bestselling author and leading change management authority, Campbell Macpherson for an exclusive M&A Advisor Workshop from 8:30am – 12:30pm, March 22.

Change has never been more prevalent or more relevant than it is today. Our societies are changing; our workplaces are changing; our lives are changing – more rapidly than ever before. As restructuring, bankruptcy and turnaround professionals, you are in a unique position to take on an expanded role as a “Catalyst for Change” for yourself, your company and your industry. Your professional expertise has never been more important than it will be in our immediate future.

Click Here to learn more.
THE POWER OF CHANGE
An Exclusive Workshop for Restructuring and Turnaround Professionals


THURSDAY, MARCH 22 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Colony


Join bestselling author and leading change management authority, Campbell MacPherson for an exclusive M&A Advisor Workshop from 8:30am – 12:30pm, March 22.

Change has never been more prevalent or more relevant than it is today. Our societies are changing; our workplaces are changing; our lives are changing – more rapidly than ever before. As restructuring, bankruptcy and turnaround professionals, you are in a unique position to take on an expanded role as a “Catalyst for Change” for yourself, your company and your industry. Your professional expertise has never been more important than it will be in our immediate future.

Click Here to learn more.




Exceptional speaker. Campbell’s presentation at the M&A Advisor Summit demonstrated a unique ability to blend humor with deep insight into strategy and change leadership. Clearly a leader in his field, he drew his audience in and captivated them with his mix of oratorical skill and obvious subject matter expertise.”

Steven Klemencic
CFIUS Practice Leader
PwC