IMAP and Dresner Partners Announce International Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium in Chicago on Thursday, April 11

IMAP and Dresner Partners Announce International Mergers and Acquisitions 
Symposium in Chicago on Thursday, April 11 
Will Bring Together Senior Professionals From More Than 30 Countries
for Collaboration and Business Development; Cheryl Beebe, CFO of
Ingredion Incorporated Is the Featured Speaker 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 --  IMAP, a global
partnership of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms, and
Dresner Partners, IMAP's partner in Chicago, are pleased to announce
an International Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium at the Trump
International Hotel & Tower in Chicago on Thursday, April 11.
Attendees will include senior-level professionals from private
equity, corporate development officers, global M&A attorneys,
consultants, and IMAP M&A transaction advisers from more than 30
countries. Sponsors of the Symposium include BDO USA LLP, Dykema
Gossett PLLC, Marketwire, mergermarket, and West Monroe Partners. The
Symposium is also being supported by IMAP's North American partners
including Amherst Partners, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, Falls River
Group, United Mergers & Acquisitions.  
"We are very excited to host this International M&A Symposium in
Chicago, which also coincides with the 40th anniversary of IMAP and
the 20th anniversary of Dresner Partners," said Steve Dresner,
president of Dresner Partners. "Not only will the Symposium showcase
our capabilities and global reach through our partners within IMAP,
but it will also provide detailed perspective on the creative methods
and techniques being used to complete cross-border opportunities for
buyers and sellers across the globe." 
The Symposium will begin at 2 p.m. with remarks from featured speaker
Cheryl Beebe, Chief Financial Officer of Ingredion Incorporated
(NYSE: INGR), who will talk about "Extreme Cross-Border M&A: An
Insider's Look at Crossing Over 15 Borders in a Single Deal." 
The first panel discussion, "Completing Mergers & Acquisitions in
Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States," will begin at
approximately 2:45 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Omar Diaz,
Managing Director of Dresner Partners and will include the following

--  Gilberto Escobedo, Founding Partner, Serficor Partners/IMAP, Mexico
--  Dr. Heiko Frank, Managing Director, M&A Consultants AG/IMAP,
--  Eduardo Morcillo, Managing Partner, InterChina/IMAP, China
--  Michael Reeves, Managing Partner, Clearwater Corporate Finance/IMAP,
    United Kingdom

The second panel discussion will cover the intricacies of "Completing
Successful Cross-Border M&A Transactions" and begins at approximately
4:00 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Brian Graves, Managing
Director of Dresner Partners and will include the following speakers: 

--  John Dickey, Esq., Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC
--  Tom Ewers, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners
--  Brad Rode, International Tax Partner, BDO USA LLP
--  Antonio Villalon, Executive Vice Chairman, Rothschild

The panel discussions will be followed by cocktails from 5:15 p.m. to
7:15 p.m. 
If you are interested in attending the Symposium advance registration
is required. You can find more information at, or you can contact one of the
following representatives: 

--  David Gutierrez (312)780-7204,
--  Steve Mullin (312)780-7213,
--  Michelle Moreno CFA (312)780-7207,
--  Ruthy Hyatt,

About IMAP 
 IMAP is an exclusive global M&A partnership formed in 1973
and located in more than 30 countries throughout North and South
America, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia. IMAP
completed 205 M&A deals in all industries in 2012. IMAP is ranked No.
3 worldwide by Thomson Reuters in the number of closed transactions
with deal values up to $200 million and up to $500 million. IMAP
advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and
related corporate finance services with essential local market
knowledge, and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global
reach. More information is available at 
About Dresner Partners
 Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered,
middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with
an office in New York City. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners
provides financial advisory services to middle-market companies
throughout the world, including institutional private placements of
debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial
restructuring and corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic
consulting services. Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an
exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition
advisory firms. An affiliated company, Dresner Corporate Services, is
a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor
relations. More information is available at
Media Contacts:
David Gutierrez
Doug Dusik
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