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NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray will host its first Industrial Growth & Business Services Symposium in New York, Nov. 12-13. The event will feature two full days of management presentations from leading companies in the industrial growth and business services sectors, as well as a keynote address from Kermit Baker, PhD, from the Harvard Joint Center of Housing Studies.

Industrial growth companies from specialty distribution and building product sectors will present on Monday, Nov. 12, in addition to Baker who will provide an update on housing market conditions and current trends in the repair and renovation industry. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, panel discussions focused on offshore IT services and online higher education will be featured in addition to presentations from companies in information services, professional services, market research, human resources services, print services, education, IT services and business process outsourcing.

"On a broad level, the symposium will address key issues in the industrial growth and business services sectors today, while the panel discussions will offer a closer look at hot topics in postsecondary education and IT services as well as an opportunity for investors to hear from distinguished leaders in those arenas," says Mark Marostica, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray.

Companies scheduled to present include: Acxiom Corporation, Apogee Enterprises, Inc., Astec Industries, Inc., Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., Builders FirstSource, Inc., Capella Education Company, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, DeVry Inc., Fastenal Company, Financial Federal Corporation, FTI Consulting, Inc., Gibraltar Industries, Inc., Harris Interactive Inc., HireRight, Inc., Houston Wire & Cable Company, IHS Inc., Infosys Technologies Limited, Interactive Data Corporation, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., LKQ Corporation, Marlin Business Services, Inc., Ness Technologies, Inc., PeopleSupport, Inc., Pool Corporation, Strayer Education, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services, VistaPrint Ltd., Watsco, Inc., and Wipro Limited.

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Industrial Growth & Business Services Symposium is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Andrea Young at 612 303-6697 or Media registration will be limited for this event.

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Piper Jaffray Companies is a leading, international middle-market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle-market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed- income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has 25 offices across the United States and international locations in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (NYSE: PJC) (

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