December 15, 2009 - 7:30 - 9:30 am
During 2009, Denver experienced a tough year for business growth. It definitely has not been the same lush economy that we enjoyed in past years. And, by all indications, 2010 may begin much the same. That means potential challenges, and opportunities for companies seeking capital or pursuing mergers and acquisitions.

Join our speakers as they present up-to-date information about the capital markets and how it is affecting middle market companies:

Equity Market Forecast for 2010
Venture Capital Forecast for 2010
Merger & Acquisition Forecast for 2010
Our distinguished team will also pick an index and look at the big winners and losers for the year! We want to help you be successful in 2010.

Guest Speakers:
Stephanie Smeltzer McCoy, Venture Capitalist
Wayne G. Nielsen, W.G. Nielsen & Co.

Howard Gelt, Esq., Polsinelli Shughart PC

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
7:30 - 9:30 AM

Hyatt Regency Denver
Capitol 4, North & South Corridor
650 Fifteenth Street
Denver, CO 80202

Cost: $10, payable at the door

To reserve your space on December 15th at the Hyatt Regency Denver, please e-mail us at or phone Donnell Kisa at (720) 931-1195 by Tuesday, December 8, 2009.

Self-parking is available for $10 and valet is available for $16.

About the Presenters|Moderator

Stephanie Smeltzer McCoy
Venture Capitalist

Ms. McCoy is a former managing director at Meritage Funds, a venture capital firm with over $600 million under management where she spent eight years investing in technology companies. Prior to joining Meritage, she specialized in equity financings and merger and acquisitions with The Wallach Company, and founded the corporate finance practice for Arthur Anderson in Moscow, Russia. Ms. McCoy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where she graduated with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar. Ms. McCoy is currently pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.

Wayne G. Nielsen
President of W.G. Nielsen & Co.

Mr. Nielsen has more than 30 years of investment banking experience. Since 1996, he has specialized in providing customized attention to mergers and acquisitions of privately held middle market companies. Prior to founding W.G. Nielsen & Co., Mr. Nielsen was Executive Vice President of Kirkpatrick Pettis, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, where he founded and managed Kirkpatrick Pettis’ Rocky Mountain investment banking operation. These operations included corporate and public finance, retail and institutional sales, trading and money management services. Mr. Nielsen managed corporate and public finance activities and all institutional sales and trading activities. Mr. Nielsen holds a BA in Communications from Pacific Union College and an MA in Business Administration from Webster University.

Howard Gelt, Esq.
Polsinelli Shughart PC

Mr. Gelt is a Shareholder in the Denver office of Polsinelli Shughart where he focuses his practice in the firm's Real Estate and Financial Services practice groups. He has served as outside general counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for a number of small to medium size companies as well as non-profit entities. He is very skilled in entity formation, merger and sales transactions, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, private funding and other needs of his corporate clients.