SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms, is pleased to announce today that its 2011 International Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 31, at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York, N.Y., hosted by the New York City-headquartered investment banking firm of Morgan Joseph LLC. 

Attendees will include senior-level delegates from private equity groups, corporate development officers, global M&A attorneys and M&A transaction advisers from more than 30 countries. 

"IMAP is excited to present its fourth International M&A Symposium in New York City, the financial and media capital of the world," said IMAP President Mark Esbeck. "This symposium will focus on creative methods and techniques to advance each attendee's capability to expand cross-border opportunities for buyers and sellers. The combination of the city's energy, multilateral discussions and first-rate speakers will make for an insightful and beneficial experience." 

"We are pleased to host IMAP's Symposium, which provides Morgan Joseph, along with our IMAP associates, an excellent opportunity to further develop mutual opportunities, and to acquaint the participants with our firm's extended investment banking team," said John Sorte, Morgan Joseph President and CEO.

The Symposium will provide attendees and sponsors with the opportunities for:

  • Face to face access with an eclectic group of international decision-makers in the global M&A community.
  • Connecting with corporate and financial leaders having a common interest in conducting business globally.
  • Accelerating IMAP's brand awareness with an international audience.

The symposium will include a keynote speaker, workshops and networking opportunities. An internationally recognized keynote speaker will provide perspectives on current issues and their impact on global finance. The symposium will also feature a panel comprised of global experts from a major private equity company, a global legal firm, and a multinational company who will address current industry dynamics. Details will be announced at a later date. IMAP's past symposiums, held in Los Angeles, Istanbul and Paris, included former world leaders, award-winning authors and CEOs.

For details about the symposium or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ruthy Hyatt at

About IMAP
IMAP is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of 45 offices in nearly 30 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. In 2009, IMAP advisers completed 179 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value of more than $6 billion. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services. Sellers of mid-size companies and corporate acquirers alike rely upon IMAP for essential local market knowledge and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach. Every business day, somewhere in the world, an IMAP adviser is completing an M&A transaction. More information is available via the Internet at

About Morgan Joseph
Morgan Joseph is a middle market focused, full service investment bank headquartered in New York City with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Pittsford (N.Y.), San Francisco and Stamford (Conn.). The company specializes in capital markets, M&A and financial restructuring, in addition to sales and execution services and equity research to institutions.  Morgan Joseph professional teams cover Business Services, Consumer, Retail & Leisure, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. For more information please visit

Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Christina Bereta for IMAP
(312) 780-7218

David Gutierrez for IMAP
(312) 780-7204

Media Contacts for Morgan Joseph:
Steven S. Anreder
Cristina Bacon
of Anreder & Company
(212) 532-3232