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This event is part of Markets Day at Debtwire Week, giving you 3 events in one. Covering Spanish opportunities, Italian restructuring and real estate investments.
Pre-Event Networking Drinks - 10 October 2017
All Access Pass holders and delegates to Markets Day are invited to attend the pre-event networking drinks at The Waldorf Hilton on 10 October 2017 from 17:30.
Spanish Opportunities Forum Agenda - 11 October 2017
Providing a context for the day’s discussions, the chairperson summarises the year to date.Robert Schach
Managing Editor, Debtwire
Rob joined Debtwire Europe in 2007 to cover the European high-yield market and went on to become Managing Editor, overseeing its stressed debt and restructuring, leveraged loan, high yield bond and sovereign coverage. Based in London, he specialised in the chemicals sector but has broad experience of reporting on all aspects of the high yield market. He was instrumental in the launch of Debtwire’s ABS product, and more recently in the development of its sovereign debt coverage.
Previously, Rob reported for two years on the European securitization market at EuroWeek, where he covered the development and subsequent collapse of the sub-prime RMBS market.
Rob began his career as a chemical engineer, initially working as a research technician for ICI Explosives in South Africa, and subsequently in the European industrial wastewater treatment sector. On the foundation of his broad industrial experience, he completed a specialist degree for business journalists and has been covering debt capital markets since.
Sector Focus: Energy and Renewables
Analysis of the macro situation: 2020 review. Investment opportunities in the secondary market. Activity expected in greenfield, auctions and technologies. Migration from pure subsidy regimes to merchant risk: current structures for non-subsidised assets, PPAs and bankability. Project bonds.José Mª Arzac
Head of Energy & Natural Resources, La CaixaVerónica Romaní Sancho
Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Partner. Verónica joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1999 and became a partner in 2011.Blanca Perea
Managing Director , FTI Consulting
Blanca Perea has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy sector, and has worked on regulatory and competition issues — studying the impact of legislative reforms, new policies and energy efficiency programmes — as well as market research and the financing and valuation of energy assets, among others. She has recently participated as an expert witness in numerous lawsuits pertaining to the electricity reforms in Spain, obtaining the first favourable ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court.
Blanca Perea joins the firm after almost three years as a partner at Bluecap Management Consulting. Previously, she was a senior manager at PwC’s energy practice and managing director of COGEN España, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration.
Blanca Perea has a Ph.D. in Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Physics from Catalonia’s Universidad Politécnica, and was a researcher at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) for eight years. She also holds an MBA from Georgetown-ESADE.
Panel: Private Equity Outlook in Spain
This session will provide an overview of the Private Equity market in Spain: issues and trends. Why is Spain experiencing such an increase in primary activity? How are valuations compared to other European markets? Opportunities for LBOs and alternative financings. Our panel of financial sponsors will give their outlook on the debt finance market and their preferred solutions.Javier Martin
Associate Director, 3iDaniel Lopez-Cruz
Managing Director, Corporate Investment – Europe , Investcorp
Daniel Lopez-Cruz joined Investcorp in 2005. Prior to joining Investcorp, Daniel held several positions at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where he spent seven years originating and executing a broad range of leveraged finance and high yield transactions. Before Morgan Stanley, Daniel worked for UBS Warburg in New York for three years.
Daniel holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a dual degree in Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE, in Madrid.Leopoldo Reano
Principal, Spain, H.I.G. Capital
Leo focuses on growth, LBO and distressed investments in the Iberian Peninsula. He is involved in the Tres60, Compañía del Trópico, Exterior Plus and Bodybell investments. Before joining H.I.G., he was an Investment Director and, subsequently a Partner at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid Market Private Equity firm. During his 7-year tenure at Gala Capital Partners, he also acted as Chief Executive Officer of Núcleo de Comunicaciones y Control, S.L. for 2 years. Previously, he advised European small and mid-cap companies on Corporate Finance and M&A transactions at Credit Suisse in Zurich and in Madrid.
Leopoldo is a CFA Charterholer, holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.Íñigo Erlaiz Cotelo
Partner, Gómez-Acebo & PomboJacques McChesney
Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Jacques McChesney is a New York-qualified partner in the European Capital Markets group of the London office. Jacques is an experienced lawyer, practicing in European leveraged finance and debt capital markets, with a focus on high yield acquisition finance and bond deals. He represents issuers, sponsors and lenders on complex corporate financings. In addition, he advises clients with respect to investment grade offerings,restructurings, debt tender/consent solicitations, equity offerings, private placements, medium-term note programs, acquisitions and hybrid securities offerings.
Jacques is ranked as a top tier lawyer in leading legal directories, in which he is described as “a distinguished high yield bond lawyer, whom clients find is the person you want ‘beside you in a negotiation with a bank, rather than in front of you’.
Panel: Direct lending opportunities in Spain
What opportunities lie ahead for direct lenders in Spain? Has the Spanish direct lending space moved away from the distressed funds? How has SME financing changed in Spain through the last years? Will we see continued growth and competition in the market?Tyrone Cooney
Managing Director , AresLars Schmidt
Founder, Be-Spoke Capital
Founder of Be-Spoke Capital. Lars co-founded and was the CEO of the Capital Efficiency Group AG, (the manager of the PREPS platform) which provided over €2.2bn in SME credit across Europe, financing 315 companies across 8 countries. He established origination partnership agreements with with Unicredit, SEB, Banco Sabadell, ING, Barclays, Bank Austria , Banco Populare, JP Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Before he was a Member of the Executive Team of Swiss Re NM in charge of Global Banking, managing international teams across multiple sectors, and a member of the Executive Team and Managing Director of Fox-Pitt, Kelton. He had worked as consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and started his career in M&A at UBS. He studied Finance at the HSG St Gallen and ESCP.Vincent Vitores
Partner- Private Debt, BluebayJaime Prieto
Managing Partner, KartesiaMartin Monreal
Principal, Trea Direct Lending
Martin has more than 10 years of experience in leveraged finance and M&A. He worked as Corporate Finance and Development director at Applus, where he participated in the IPO of the company, the refinancing of its debt and the acquisition of 4 companies in various geographies. Previously, he worked for 6 years at Morgan Stanley in the leveraged finance and M&A teams in London and Madrid. Martin has also worked for PwC Corporate Finance in Barcelona and for BNP Paribas M&A team in Paris. Martin holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from UPC (Barcelona) and a Master of Science in Management from HEC Business School (Paris).
Debt transactions in Spain: learning from the mistakesMiguel Lamo de Espinosa
Partner, Gomez-Acebo & Pombo
Partner. Head of the Banking and Finance Area.
Miguel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1999 and became a partner in 2010.
Panel: Real estate and Non-performing loans in Spain
Tracking the recent pipeline of deals in Spain, as well as the future outlook. This session will consider what asset managers are doing with portfolios post-acquisition.Sean Dawson
Managing Director, AnaCapManuel Enrich
Investor Relations Director, Sareb
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA).
He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy Orient Capital, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the founder and partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles and Bankinter, and President and CEO of Link Securities (Brokerage House), among other roles.Sven Andersen
CFO, FREO Group
Sven Andersen is the CFO of FREO Group. He is based in FREO’s Luxembourg office
Sven has more than 20 years of experience in investments, financing and capital market products.
Prior to joining FREO in 2017, Sven was a partner and head of Real Estate M&A within KPMG. Prior joining KPMG in 2009, Sven headed the Real Estate Investment banking division for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at Lehman Brothers. From 1997 to 2006, he worked for Deutsche Bank, at various positions in Frankfurt, London and New York, inter alia in the corporate development department.
Sven Andersen holds a master of science in Economics.Ignacio Serra
Senior Director , FTI Consulting
Ignacio Serra is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting and is based in Madrid. Ignacio is in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring team.
Ignacio is an experienced strategy and transformation professional with more than 15 years’ experience delivering advisory services to the boards of multinational companies and Private Equities. He is a subject matter expert in Non Performing Loans and Real Estate management in Financial Institutions and Servicers, having advised in the acquisition, strategic planning and transformation of most of the players in this sector in Spain.Alessia Pirolo
Head of NPL Coverage, Debtwire
Alessia Pirolo is Head of NPL Coverage at Debtwire ABS. From a previous focus on Southern European Commercial Real Estate, she is now in charge to expand Debtwire's NPL coverage areas around the world. Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.