Nils Bartel is part of the Corporate Finance team and is Head of Financing, based in Zug. He is responsible for all debt financing-related aspects of Partners Group's Private Equity and Private Infrastructure Direct investments globally across their life cycle. He has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at J.P. Morgan in the EMEA Acquisition and Leveraged Finance team. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany.
Francesco Colasanti - Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group Francesco Colasanti joined the Fortress team in Italy in 2001 and has played a part in the main investment processes of Fortress in the real estate sector, in the NPL (non-performing loans) sector and in the traditional private equity sector. Since 2005, Mr. Colasanti has contributed, on behalf of Fortress, to the creation and development of Torre SGR S.p.A., currently the eighth largest Italian real estate fund. He has also been a Member of the Board of Italfondiario S.p.A. since February 2012 and a Member of the Board of doBank since October 2015. Mr. Colasanti oversees investment strategy of Eurocastle Investment Limited, a company externally managed by Fortress and listed in the Amsterdam stock exchange and also serves as a Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Italian NPL Opportunities Fund. Before joining Fortress, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the audit and transaction support team. Mr. Colasanti received a degree in Economics and Business from LUISS University of Rome.
Colm Doherty is Debtwire’s Global Head of Primary Market Analysis. He is responsible for leading the production of primary market analysis and reports focused on the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets. Prior to joining Debtwire, Colm was Director of Analysis at Thomson Reuters LPC covering leveraged loans, CLOs and high yield bonds.
Colm has a B.A. in Economics & Legal Science from National University of Ireland Galway and an MSc. in Accounting & Finance from Ulster University.
Benjamin Fanger is the Managing Partner and founder of ShoreVest Partners and is one of the pioneering investors in China's credit markets. He has managed over $1.6 billion in Chinese distressed debt and special situations investments, and sits on ShoreVest’s Investment Committee. In 2004, Mr. Fanger was one of the founders of Shoreline Capital and architected the firm and its strategies. In over a decade of Chinese distressed experience, Mr. Fanger has been involved in sourcing, analysis, negotiation, restructuring and liquidation related to acquiring and disposing countless distressed assets in China. He has worked directly with Chinese distressed asset sellers, borrowers, judges, and government officials related to the investments. Prior to co-founding Shoreline Capital and ShoreVest Partners, Mr. Fanger started several companies, two of which he sold to public companies. During graduate school, he also worked at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers on early Chinese distressed debt and private equity transactions. Mr. Fanger has been fluent in spoken and written Chinese for over twenty years. He also holds a JD and MBA from the University of Chicago and is a licensed attorney in the State of California.
Anirban Ghosh is a Principal in KKR Credit, and is focused on NPL portfolio and platform purchases across Europe. At KKR Credit, he has been involved in the acquisitions of loan servicing platforms Sistemia, Hipoges, Pepper, and in the purchase of granular secured NPLs from Spanish banks. Prior to KKR he was with Blackstone as part of the Tactical Opportunities Fund focusing on specialty finance and NPL portfolio acquisitions in Europe. Mr. Ghosh started his career in finance at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in London, and prior to that was a software engineer. Mr. Ghosh holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, MBA Exchange from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and did his Bachelors in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology.
Gaudenzio has more than 20 years’ experience in private equity investment, restructuring, investment banking and corporate finance.
He is Partner at Pillarstone Italy a KKR platform investing in distressed corporates and assets backed financing, providing capital and turnaround expertise. Focusing on management of distressed assets portfolio across Europe through JV with banks.
Previously he was Head of the Global Restructuring Group in Italy and Middle East at RBS, where he was responsible for a portfolio of assets under management in excess of Euro 4bn in different geographies managed by two teams one in Milan and one in Dubai. During this period he has lead a number of very complex restructuring across Europe and in the Middle East, in a wide range of sectors and geographies.
Before that, Gaudenzio was Head of the Leveraged Finance team in Milan at RBS, investing and financing a number of LBOs, and Deloitte Corporate Finance in London before.
MBA from Warwick University, ACA qualified in Italy, Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Ca’ Foscari University.
Francesco graduated with a degree in Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan. Since 1991, he has been the President and Managing Director of Guber SpA.
Since 2007, he has served as Managing Director of Star Finance Srl, a company controlled by Guber, that is specialized in the management of assets resulting from bankruptcies.
Since 2008, he has sat on the board of Fondazione Etica.
Since 2015, he is President and Managing Director of RE Star Srl, a company specialized in the acquisition, management and valorization of RE assets.
Peter Hayes is a partner in the Finance practice in Shearman & Sterling's London office. He specialises in bank finance and, in particular, cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance. He regularly advises private equity sponsors, hedge funds, corporates and banks on finance transactions across the capital structure. He is noted by clients for his "communication skills" and ability to "explain very complex legal points to non-legal experts." Peter is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK, 2016.
Frédéric Jourdren is Head of European High Yield Research at Legal & General Investment Management and, since joining the firm in 2011, has direct sector coverage responsibilities for the global Healthcare, global Automotive and European Retail & Consumer industries. Before, he was a Principal at Octagon Credit Investors, a leading US manager of leveraged loans and high yield bonds. He started his career in 2000 in the leveraged finance group of JP Morgan in London. Frédéric holds a business degree from ESC Clermont and an MBA from the University of South Carolina (Moore).
Alexandra Jung is the Head of European Investments and Partner of Oak Hill Advisors, a leading alternative investment firm with $33 billion of capital under management across performing and distressed credit investments in North America and Europe. She has primary responsibility for directing Oak Hill Advisors’ investments in European companies and managing Oak Hill Advisors’ European operations. Ms. Jung is a member of Oak Hill Advisors’ investment strategy, valuation and various fund investment committees. She has served on numerous advisory boards and creditor committees taking a leadership role in restructuring, refinancing and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Oak Hill Advisors in 2009, Ms. Jung was a Managing Director at Greywolf Capital Management, where she was responsible for investments in European performing and distressed credits and special situations. Previously, she managed investments in credit, distressed debt and equity as part of Goldman Sachs’ European Special Situations Group. In addition, Ms. Jung worked at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in the Financial Restructuring Group. She currently serves on the board of Casual Dining Group (previously Tragus Group) and is also a member of the Women Corporate Directors Foundation. She is a selected member of the Committee of 200. Ms. Jung was the recipient of the 2016 100 Women in Hedge Funds European Leadership Award and was selected as one of the 50 Women in Hedge Funds in 2017. Ms. Jung earned a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A., cum laude, from Bucknell University.
Richard Klemmer is CEO of Pepper European Servicing and has been associated with the Pepper Group and its predecessor companies since its formation in 2001. He has over 25 years of experience in the loan servicing and asset management sectors across multiple international jurisdictions, including the USA, Canada, Australia, and multiple European markets.
Pepper manages over € 36 billion of assets globally, and in Europe operates servicing and asset management platforms in the UK, Ireland,Spain, Greece and Cyprus. Assets under management include both performing and non-performing commercial real estate, residential, SME and consumer loans.
Anil joined 3i as a Director in 2007 and is responsible for 3i's Banking Team within the Private Equity division. This team has a broad remit and is responsible for the firm's relationships with its financing institutions and provides specialist banking advice spanning all key financing stages associated with new and portfolio assets across 3i Private Equity. This includes raising primary acquisition finance, advising on the management of leveraged capital structures and preparing exit financing. Anil has 15 years of banking experience, having started at Lloyds Bank Corporate Banking in 1996. He subsequently worked for Dresdner Kleinwort from 1999, where he held various positions in Credit Risk Management, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance & Advisory. Anil studied at Sussex University and holds a BA in Economics and is an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.
Miguel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1999 and became a partner in 2010. He is specialized in restructuring and distressed situations, acquisition finance, asset (including tax leases) and project finance, private equity and corporate finance matters. Miguel has a degree in Law and an advanced-level Degree in Business Law by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE (1999). He also has a LL. M. Degree by Georgetown University (Washington D.C., United States) with honours (LL. M. in Securities and Financial Regulation). He is member of the Madrid and New York Bar Associations.
He gets to the point and understands our needs. You don't have to explain the same things twice to him."
The Chambers Global 2017. Banking & Finance
The Chambers Global 2017. UK - Banking & Finance (Foreign Expert for Spain)
The Chambers Global 2017. UK - Restructuring/Insolvency (Foreign Expert for Spain)
"He is incredibly commercial and very articulate in explaining difficult Spanish law considerations in English"
The Chambers Europe 2017. Banking & Finance
Tripp has over 15 years of experience in private equity, distressed debt, public equity and investment banking.
From 2015 to 2017, Tripp was co-head of the European distressed team at BlueMountain Capital. From 2006 to 2015, Tripp worked at Apax Partners where he invested in the consumer, retail, and media industries and also worked closely with Apax's troubled investments as a member of Apax's Capital Markets team.
Prior to working at Apax, Tripp worked at Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs.
Tripp has an MBA from Wharton, an MA in International Relations from SAIS, and a BA from Colgate University
Roxana Mirica is a Principal and head of Capital Markets in Europe. She joined Apax Partners in 2017 and is currently based in London. She has worked on financing for Vyaire Medical, Exact, Azelis, Safetykleen and ThoughtWorks.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Roxana was a Director in Barclays’ Leveraged Finance team, where she worked on sub-investment grade financing transactions globally.
Roxana holds a BA in Economics and Chemistry cum laude from Dartmouth College.
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.
Rob manages the editorial team in London, overseeing the leveraged loan, high yield, restructuring and mid-market desks. He joined Debtwire in 2007 as a high yield reporter covering primary markets, going on to head the desk and ramping up its secondary market coverage. He became deputy editor at the start of 2011 and took over as managing editor mid 2012.
Prior to joining Debtwire, Rob reported for two years on the European securitization market at EuroWeek, where he covered new ABS asset classes such as catastrophe bonds, as well as the development and subsequent collapse of the sub-prime RMBS market.
He began his career as a chemical engineer, initially working as a research technician for ICI Explosives in South Africa, before moving to Europe taking up a technical sales role in the European industrial water treatment sector.
James spent 22 years as a finance lawyer, 12 as a partner, at Herbert Smith LLP, a leading City of London-based international law firm. His long experience includes acting for borrowers and lenders in new money, refinancing and restructuring work in the syndicated loan, bond, private equity and project finance markets. He joined Xtract Europe in October 2010 as the senior English covenant analyst on high yield bonds and syndicated loans.
Federico Sutti is Managing Partner of Dentons in Italy.
Federico has extensive experience in M&A transactions, particularly in the Real Estate sector, advising Italian and international clients in the acquisition of assets and portfolios, as well as relevant, complex developments. These include, in particular, some of the most prominent development transactions in the residential/office/retail as well as in the logistic sectors. In addition, he has carried out various brownfield transactions advising international investors operating in the hotel and/or office sectors.
Moreover, Federico advised the lenders in the context of the most relevant development projects in Italy among which Citylife and Varesine projects.
His experience extends to the PFI/PPP sectors, pioneering the use of project finance techniques in the Italian and international infrastructure markets, with specific reference to the healthcare sector. In particular, he assisted the Veneto Region for several years. Moreover he advised the Ministry of Infrastructures in Turkey in relation to the development of the PFI structure model for hospitals.
Over the last years he has assisted leading banks, Italian companies and multinationals in various restructuring and refinancing matters.
Christine is an English qualified lawyer with over 16 years of qualification comprising extensive experience in practice in banking and finance law at leading City law firms. She is Head of European Research at Xtract Research – global provider of covenant analysis for the High Yield Bond and Leveraged Loan markets.
Ioannis is an advisor in the CEO's Office of Piraeus Bank. He has close to two decades of professional experience in alternative investments (mainly PE). He has extensive experience across different types of transactions (e.g.corporate & financial restructurings, buyouts, growth capital, PIPEs, fund-of-funds) and sectors (e.g. pharmaceuticals, FMCG, mining, healthcare, retail, logistics, education, industrial services). Between 2007-14, he worked at NBGI Private Equity (a London based private equity firm),heading the firm’s Emerging Europe division. Led and developed the team into one of the most active PE platforms across Southeast Europe.
James Yu joined EQT Partners in April 2013 and is responsible for managing the financing activities within the EQT Partners Equity and Mid-Market teams.
James holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College in Connecticut and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia Business School.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, James was a Managing Director in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team at Morgan Stanley in London. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at JP Morgan. He has 20 years of investment banking experience in London and New York and has worked on a variety of financing and advisory transactions.
Ms. Zubiría joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to joining theGroup, she was Head of Capital Markets & Investor Relations at Abengoa from2011 to 2014. Before that, she was Chief Accounting Officer & Head ofInvestor Relations at Telvent from 2005 to 2010, Financial Auditor/ Consultantat Deloitte & Touche from 2001 to 2005, Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersenfrom 2000 to 2001 and Staff Accountant at KPMG from 1999 to 2000.
Ms. Zubiríaholds a degree in Business Administration (Accounting and InternationalBusiness) from Florida International University and a Master in Accounting andAuditing from Florida International University. She also completed theExecutive Management Development Program and other focused programs at IESE.