Isom to Moderate Panel at National Association of Investment Companies’ 39th Annual Meeting and Convention

October 18-20, 2009

O'Melveny partner Phil Isom will be moderating a panel at the National Association of Investment Companies’ 39th Annual Meeting and Convention, taking place on October 18-20, in Washington, DC.  

Isom’s panel is entitled “No Money, No Problem: Great deals are done in times like this so don’t miss out!” and will discuss how new firms can demonstrate their investment strategies by consummating deals prior to closing on a new fund.  The best returns are often generated during difficult market conditions when prices are low and when debt is hard to find.  Questions to be covered include: Where do you find the capital to close on these deals? What things should you consider to make sure that these deals help your fundraising efforts?  What are the “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to structuring these deals and gaining momentum in the fund raising process?  

Founded in 1971, the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is the financial industry association for private equity firms that invest in an ethnically diverse marketplace.  NAIC member companies invest in privately held businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders.  Since NAIC’s inception, its member firms have invested in well over 20,000 ethnically diverse businesses.  Today, NAIC member firms manage more than US$10 billion in capital.  NAIC members cover the full spectrum of private equity investment activity, including early stage venture, later stage venture, expansion, buyout, mezzanine, distressed, and secondary fund investments.