Growth Capital Conference in Downtown Los Angeles May 5th Forum Brings Together Major Sources of Capital, Companies and Dealmakers

Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 1999 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alan Stone & Company (ASC), a Westwood, CA investment advisory firm, is co-sponsoring the 1999 Growth Capital Conference (GCC) where capital sources and firms seeking growth capital will be brought together. ASC will have a booth at the conference and its staff will demonstrate its various services in the investment advisory arena including Wallstreet Research, an ASC affiliate research firm covering micro-cap and small-cap public companies.

GCC is geared towards executives and professionals from established and emerging firms seeking or providing capital. It provides a forum where attendees can discover which financing alternatives are available or most suitable for rapidly growing and successful companies.

Prominent speakers and an array of panels at GCC are discussing such topics as cash flow financing, IPOs, LBOs, private placements, public offerings and other financing options supplied by government entities, venture capitalists, investment banks, commercial banking and other lending sources. Speakers include Jason Reese, President of Imperial Capital Group; Steven E. Hartman, Managing Director of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners; Doug Burke, Managing Director of Sutro & Company; and Stanton C. Marcus, Senior Vice President of Coast Business Credit.

GCC is being held on May 5th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., at the Hotel Inter-Continental in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees will also be provided a 500-page conference notebook. This notebook contains sponsors, speaker presentations, capital sources, deal makers and deal structures. GCC is being organized by David Newman, Co-Chairman of the Conference Committee.

The Conference Committee Chairman of GCC is Lawrence N. Hurwitz, President of Lawrence Financial Group. Lawrence Financial Group has been extremely successful in loan placement for 10 years and is also a Co-Sponsor and speaker at GCC. Other leading sponsors include Brentwood Media Group, Los Angeles Business Journal as well as various prominent business schools, major banks, law firms and other capital providers.

Alan Stone & Company is an investment advisory and consulting firm specializing in raising capital for emerging growth companies. ASC is also involved in a complete range of corporate finance, merger and acquisitions and investment banking activities. The firm also provides a full range of investor relations activities for public companies and owns Wallstreet Research. ASC, which provides solutions for emerging companies, is known on Wall Street as the "Shuttle Service to the Capital Markets for Emerging Growth Companies."

For information on the Growth Capital Conference please call (310) 397-8899 and mention ASC to obtain a special discount rate or send a fax to (310) 397-0099. Information about Alan Stone & Company can be found on its website at Wallstreet Research can be accessed through the IPO Monitor website at IPO Monitor, a leading information source of initial public offerings, works closely together with Alan Stone & Company. Please contact ASC, attention Amy Feicht-Kay at (310) 444-3940 to obtain further information on Alan Stone & Company or the Conference. -0-


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