Ziegler Link-Age Academy, an expanded and improved version of our Demo Thursday Programming

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The Ziegler Link•Age Funds are excited to announce the Ziegler Link-Age Academy, an expanded and improved version of our Demo Thursday Programming.

"We are passionate about supporting our investors not only by generating financial returns, but by being catalysts for change and breaking new ground in advancing solutions for older adults," stated, Dan Hermann, President and CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler.

The Ziegler Link•Age Funds are excited to announce the Ziegler Link-Age Academy, an expanded and improved version of our Demo Thursday Programming.

The Ziegler Link•Age Funds invest in early to mid-stage, emerging-growth companies that are operating in or developing businesses focused on either the aging or post-acute care markets. The investors in the funds consist primarily of organizations across the healthcare, senior living, and aging services landscape that have a significant interest in finding innovative solutions to improve the independence, quality and cost of care, and overall lives of the aging population.

Thus, the Ziegler Link•Age Funds have worked to facilitate collaboration amongst up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs in the space and the companies they hope will become their customers, by hosting periodic series of weekly, web-based demonstrations of new and interesting technologies that could be used in the context of a senior living community or other healthcare organizations.    With the release of the Ziegler Link-Age Academy, the program will continue to feature up-and-coming technology companies, but will add educational sessions, thought leadership and presentations from the funds’ portfolio companies.

Ziegler Link-Age Academy will now host webinars on Wednesdays with a target of 30 per year. The format will remain consistent with 25-35-minute presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A. The events will remain exclusive to investors in the funds.

John Hopper, the Chief Investment Officer of the Funds, stated, “We have been pleased to present 99 different Demo Thursday presentations during the life of our funds. We have seen innovative companies and unique solutions so our investors can gain insight to what the future might look like for healthcare. With the new year, and feedback we have received we have made some enhancements to our program and our approach, and are excited to launch the Ziegler Link-Age Academy in March of 2020.”

Dan Hermann, President and CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler, stated, “Our Demo Thursday programs have helped our investors remain informed of the newest, most relevant technologies and services in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, while at the same time supporting growing companies reach their targeted customers. The Ziegler Link-Age Academy will build on this foundation to also provide research and perspectives on the latest challenges and opportunities facing our industry” Mr. Hermann continued, "We are passionate about supporting our investors not only by generating financial returns, but by being catalysts for change and breaking new ground in advancing solutions for older adults."

About the Ziegler Link•Age Funds:
The Ziegler Link•Age Funds are a fund family consisting of two funds that seek to invest in companies who are improving aging and post-acute services in the United States and around the world. The funds, with over $60 million in assets, seek to invest in growth companies who are able to dramatically improve the healthcare IT or healthcare services landscape for our aging population. The Fund’s Limited Partners include many of the most innovative and progressive senior living providers, healthcare systems and strategic service providers in the United States, Canada and Australia. The funds are managed by a joint venture between Ziegler (http://www.ziegler.com) and Link•Age (http://www.LinkageConnect.com).

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 outcome of pending litigation and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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