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Steve Brady, National Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KCís The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored

New York, NY, December 09, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Steve Brady, National Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton 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 Steve Brady

Steve is the National Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. He has over twenty five years of experience specializing in advising financial buyers, strategic buyers and lending institutions in mergers & acquisitions and other transactions. Steve has advised clients on numerous cross-border transactions and is a leader in Grant Thornton’s Global TAS leadership team.

Steve’s primary responsibility is the delivery of financial due diligence services for private equity investors and strategic acquirers of businesses, as well as asset-based, mezzanine and structured finance debt providers. Steve brings extensive experience in auditing, due diligence and consulting and personal insight gained from holding executive positions in industry. His expertise extends beyond due diligence, mergers & acquisitions and debt transactions to include raising equity capital, restructuring and turnarounds, business plan development and financial & accounting systems implementation.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

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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 is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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