DEBTWIRE EUROPEAN MID-MARKET FORUM

24 MAY 2017, FOUR SEASONS PARK LANE, LONDON

Agenda

    • 08:30

      Registration & Coffee

    • 09:10

      Chair’s welcome remarks

      Mariana Valle
      Mariana Valle
      Co-Deputy Editor , Debtwire
    • 09:20

      Brexit: A world of opportunity or a land of economic chaos?

      Our keynote speaker will consider how UK SMEs should embrace Brexit. He will examine the impact for businesses, how they can adapt to embrace opportunities in international markets away from the EU and consider whether things are as bad as they seem.

      Lord Digby  Jones
      Lord Digby Jones
      Chairman, Triumph Motorcycles; Former Director General, CBI
    • 09:55

      Panel: Bank Fund Tie-Ups 2.0

      What are the dynamics of doing these partnerships? Panelists will discuss the variable aspects between first-second loss unitranches, synthetic unitranche and other multi-tranche structures. What are the key advantages and disadvantages of these debt finance options?

      Mike  Dennis
      Mike Dennis
      Partner , Ares Management
      Ian Sale
      Ian Sale
      Senior Director, Leveraged Finance , HSBC
      Adrian Breiter
      Adrian Breiter
      Director, Leveraged finance , RBS
      Ciara  O'Neill
      Ciara O'Neill
      Managing Director , DC Advisory
      Alex Griffith
      Alex Griffith
      Partner , Proskauer
      Mariana Valle
      Mariana Valle
      Co-Deputy Editor , Debtwire
    • 10:35

      Networking Coffee

    • 11:05

      Panel: Funds Taking Larger Holds

      Direct lenders are targeting larger transactions with more funds showing up on large cap deals with standalone unitranche pitches. Do debt funds pose a threat to the high yield market?

      Paulo  Eapen
      Paulo Eapen
      Senior Managing Director , GSO Capital Partners
      Cristobal Cuart
      Cristobal Cuart
      Director, Credit , KKR
      Fenton  Burgin
      Fenton Burgin
      Partner, Head of UK Debt Advisory , Deloitte
      Paul Mullen
      Paul Mullen
      Partner , Hogan Lovells
      Thomas Lane
      Thomas Lane
      Reporter , Debtwire
    • 11:50

      Panel: 2017 Market Trends

      Panellists will consider what are the key trends and opportunities in the mid-market through 2017

      • Trends coming through from the US mid-market
      • Stretch senior funds and the implications for unitranche pricing
      • Financial covenant engineering and EBITDA add backs
      Stephan  Caron
      Stephan Caron
      Managing Director, Head of European Middle Market Private Debt , BlackRock
      Paul  Moravek
      Paul Moravek
      Managing Director & Head of UK Origination , Hayfin Capital Management
      Jean-Baptiste  Feat
      Jean-Baptiste Feat
      Co-head, Private Debt , Tikehau Capital
      Ben Davis
      Ben Davis
      Partner , Proskauer
      Adelene  Lee
      Adelene Lee
      Director, Subscriber-Content Relations , Debtwire (moderator)
    • 12:35

      Panel: Private Equity Perspectives

      Sponsors give their insight on the market on what it’s like living with a debt fund. How important is the relationship point? How many sponsors get to follow their money? Before and after the deal- living with a fund.

      George  Archer
      George Archer
      Banking Director , 3i
      Stuart  Robinson
      Stuart Robinson
      Partner , Inflexion Private Equity
      Samer Cortas
      Samer Cortas
      Partner , Vision Capital
      Joelle  Jefferis
      Joelle Jefferis
      Reporter , Debtwire
    • 13:20

      Chair's Closing Remarks

      Mariana Valle
      Mariana Valle
      Co-Deputy Editor , Debtwire
    • 13:30

      Networking Lunch

2017 Presentations