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Who Will Attract Investor Dollars In 2014?


It's a crucial question: Where will bankers, brokers, and equity investors be putting their money in the year ahead? And how can radio attract some of those elusive dollars? At Radio Ink's Forecast 2014, one week from today at the Harvard Club in New York, you can hear a sure-to-be-fascinating conversation on that topic and much more, as Drew Marcus of Sugarloaf Rock Capital talks with RBC Capital Markets' William Drewry and Providence Equity Capital Markets' Blair Faulstich.

Marcus said, "We will discuss drivers of value including growth expectations, availability of debt leverage, and required rates of return. We will also discuss the attractiveness of radio as an investment versus other media sectors." Money talks, and this is your chance to hear from the experts who understand its language best. Don't miss it; register for Forecast today.

Andrew (Drew) Marcus is founder and managing partner of Sugarloaf Rock Capital, LLC, which manages SLRC Media Opportunities Fund. Marcus departed Deutsche Bank in 2008 after 16 years as vice chairman of global banking focusing on media and telecommunications. He was previously managing director, global head of media research at Deutsche Bank and senior media analyst. Marcus joined Alex. Brown Inc. in 1992 as a founder of its Media Group, which was subsequently acquired by Deutsche Bank. Before that he was in the Media and Technology Research Group at Kidder, Peabody. Marcus has been involved in nearly 200 banking transactions in the broadcasting, outdoor, and entertainment sectors, valued at over $100 billion.

Bill Drewry serves as a managing in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment Group of RBC Capital Markets. Before joining RBC, he served as an operating partner and chairman of media investments at Diamond Castle Holdings. He has also served as managing director in the Global Media Group of UBS Securities. Before UBS, he served as Global Head of Media Equity Research at Credit Suisse. Drewry was a No. 1-ranked analyst in Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, and the Reuters analyst rankings over 10 times in a 10-year period from 1997 to 2006.
Blair Faulstich is a managing director at Providence Equity Capital Markets based in the New York office. Providence Equity Capital Markets manages several credit funds that opportunistically provide capital to companies throughout the media, communications and technology industries. Before joining Providence in 2011, Faulstich spent 15 years as an investment banker primarily covering the broadcasting sector at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, and Alex. Brown.