AlixPartners' Lisa Donahue to be Panel Chair at Kayo Women's Private Equity Conference

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that Lisa Donahue, global leader of AlixPartners' Turnaround & Restructuring Services group, will chair a panel entitled "Distressed Investing: Opportunities and Outlook" on Oct. 2 at the annual Kayo Women's Private Equity Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel will discuss how distressed-investing opportunities can be found in today's environment along with related subjects.

In addition to Donahue, participants in the panel will include Marianna Fassinotti, managing director of Siguler Guff & Co. LP; Christine Harrington, principal at Apollo Global Management LLC; Elizabeth M. Lewis, principal at Blackstreet Capital Management LLC; and Suzanne Yoon, managing director at Versa Capital Management LLC.

Keynote speakers at the conference include Pam Hendrickson, CEO of global private-equity firm The Riverside Company; Sandy Lemer, co-founder of both Cisco Systems and cosmetics company Urban Decay; and Kim Lew, vice president and co-CIO of Carnegie Corporation.

The private conference is scheduled to bring together more than 200 women from private equity as well as hedge funds and venture capital, and will address key issues and trends in the industry.

Donahue is currently serving as chief restructuring officer at Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA.

Kayo Conference Series produces conferences and events promoting women in finance.

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