LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Imperial Capital announced today that it will be a sponsor of the 2009 Buyouts Chicago Conference, a gathering of leading private equity firms, financial executives, and business leaders. The conference will take place June 16, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Christopher Shepard, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Capital Markets, will be a speaker on the panel discussion titled, "Buying Troubled Assets," moderated by Michael Baron, Managing Editor of Buyouts Magazine.

Also attending the conference from Imperial Capital will be John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and James Stone, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group.

For further information about Imperial Capital, please visit the Imperial Capital website: http://www.imperialcapital.com.

For further information about the conference, please visit the Buyouts Conferences website: http://www.buyoutsconferences.com.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The firm currently employs over 160 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies and private equity firms. Imperial Capital's investment banking group provides capital markets, M&A, and restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. The firm specializes in research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities.