Ziegler, A LeadingAge Gold Partner, To Sponsor HackFest For The Second Year At 2014 Annual Meeting And Expo

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Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to be a LeadingAge Gold Partner and a second-year sponsor of the upcoming 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee.

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This is our second year as a supporter of the LeadingAge HackFest and we’re excited to be involved once again this year. Building on last year’s success, we know that attendees and participants can look forward to some of the country’s most innovative...

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to be a LeadingAge Gold Partner and a second-year sponsor of the upcoming 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. LeadingAge’s annual meeting connects thousands of aging services professionals to embrace and implement new technology solutions and to rethink care delivery models. Ziegler will also be a co-sponsor of the second annual HackFest at this year’s meeting. Neil Borg, Managing Director and head of Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare practice will be on the judge’s panel for the competition.

HackFest is a two-day event, October 18-20 that challenges teams of participants to “Engage with Age” by creating a technology-driven tool aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families. Tools may include software applications, websites, interactive online experiences, or devices. Following the LeadingAge HackFest, all teams will present their completed tools at the LeadingAge Expo on Monday, October 20, 2014, to over 8,000 attendees. The first place team will be awarded $5,000. Final presentations and judging will be held on Sunday, October 19.

Dan Hermann, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler, commented, “This is our second year as a supporter of the LeadingAge HackFest and we’re excited to be involved once again this year. Building on last year’s success, we know that attendees and participants can look forward to some of the country’s most innovative technological solutions for the senior living marketplace.”

As one of the nation’s leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers, Ziegler offers investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication.

For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com.

About Ziegler:
The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO), together with its affiliates (Ziegler), is a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education, as well as general and structured municipal finance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, corporate finance, FHA/HUD, strategic advisory services and research. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.
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