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Jonathan A. Karen, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to Speak at KC’s The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, November 17, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jonathan A. Karen, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Jonathan A. Karen

Jonathan A. Karen is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s corporate department. Mr. Karen focuses on the organization and operation of a wide range of private investment funds, including buyout funds, distressed, mezzanine and other debt funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, venture and growth capital funds, co-investment funds, hybrid funds and hedge funds. He also counsels investment firms on a wide variety of matters involving private funds, including internal economic arrangements for private fund sponsors, M&A transactions and strategic investments involving private fund sponsors, as well as joint ventures, spin-outs and other corporate transactions involving private investment funds.

Mr. Karen has significant experience with a diverse group of investment firms, and representative clients include Blackstone, Calera Capital, The Carlyle Group, Centerbridge, Lexington Partners, Macquarie and Silver Lake.

About Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is widely recognized as one of the preeminent law firms in the world and we have played a substantial role in many of the most complex and noteworthy transactions of the last decade. The Firm devotes to its clients the legal talent and skill of over 800 lawyers with a commitment to hard work, excellence and integrity. With 10 offices globally, the Firm advises clients worldwide across a broad spectrum of corporate transactions and litigation matters by offering straightforward, pragmatic advice that recognizes the client’s business needs in light of prevailing commercial and legal realities.

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Event Synopsis:

One of the key trends affecting companies of all sizes is the notable capital overhang of private equity funds – the large amount of money raised by firms that remains to be uncalled. Studies show that the capital overhang significantly affects large funds amounting to $1 billion and over. The good news is that smaller funds, are less affected however remain at risk.

The Knowledge Group is producing a two-hour Live webcast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding the capital overhang & private equity funds. Speakers will provide their expert opinions to help companies and investors navigate through potential pitfalls. The discussion will include:

• Fundamentals and Updates on Capital Overhang in Private Equity Funds (Large & Small)
• Impact on Companies, Investors, Buyout and Private Equity Industries
• Best Practices and Investment Opportunities
• Strategies for Investment Risk Management
• And answers to questions submitted by you!

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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