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Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma 2013

On May 21, 2013, the biggest names in Leveraged Finance gathered for the Second Annual Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma (LFFM) event at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Over 800 attendees from the leveraged finance community and surrounding industries spent the evening networking and raising funds for MRA’s melanoma research, attending the cocktail reception in Rockefeller Center's The Sea Grill and Summer Garden and the afterparty at Connolly's Pub.

The evening raised over $1.2 million to help support MRA's research program. A special thank you goes to the event's co-chairs, Jeff Rowbottom of KKR and Brendan Dillon of UBS, as well as the rest of the host committee. MRA would also like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, and Studio3 for planning this incredible evening that has become an annual event.

Special attendees of the 2013 event included Apollo’s Leon Black, KKR’s Henry Kravis, Oak Hill’s Glenn August, Oaktree’s Howard Marks, and Simpson Thacher Bartlett’s Dick Beattie.  Featured speakers included the event co-chairs, Chair and Co-Founder of MRA Debra Black, and a special video address by MRA Board Member Michael Milken.

MRA is also grateful to Privcap for producing a video series illustrating how melanoma has touched the lives of members of the leveraged finance community, and to IPREO for sponsoring a skin-check pledge in conjunction with the event.

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LFFM 2013 Corporate Sponsors

Alcentra
American Securities Opportunities Funds
Apollo
Arthur Dubow Foundation
Babson Capital
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Capital
BlackRock
BMO Capital Markets
BNP Paribas
Cahill Gordon
Citi Global Banking
Credit Suisse
Crescent Capital
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
Eaton Vance
Fitch Ratings
Freedom Mortgage
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
GE Capital
Gibson Dunn
Goldentree Asset Management, LP
Goldman Sachs
Henry & Marie Josée Kravis
Highbridge
Hospital Corporation of America
HSBC
Ipreo
James Cross
Jefferies
KKR
Kirkland & Ellis
Knighthead
Latham & Watkins
Leveraged Commentary & Data
Loan Syndications and Trading Association
Macquarie  Capital
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Mizuho
MJX Asset Management
Morgan Stanley
Natixis
Nomura Securities
Oak Hill Capital
OFS Management
Paul Hastings
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Garrison
Post Advisory Group, LLC
RBC Capital Markets
Redwood Capital
Shearman & Sterling
Shenkman Capital Management
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden Arps
Societe General
Standard & Poor's
Stone Point Capital LLC
Sumitomo
UBS
Veritas Capital
Wells Fargo
White & Case