This conference builds on the highly successful Private Equity conference held by Redcliffe in September 2011 which attracted an audience of 240. It will review the trends, developments, prospects and opportunities for both investment grade and high yield borrowers and will identify and emphasise the key issues in the market.
The impact of the global credit crisis has had a dramatic and adverse effect on traditional bank lending in Europe and the USA as banks have sought to rebuild their balance sheets and face the challenges posed by Basel III, domestic regulatory pressure to raise additional capital and the dislocation in the interbank market triggered by volatile macro-economic conditions.The reduction in bank lending in 2010 and 2011 has been filled in considerable part by the bond markets. However, public bond markets are notoriously skittish and prone to sudden closure when confidence evaporates. Other sources of finance have taken up some of the slack with institutional loan funds, the US private placement market and mezzanine investors all playing their part.
The conference will draw together senior level industry experts from respected international firms and will include commentary on recent deals, current trends and topical issues. They will also debate the most important and pressing topics in this field in today’s capital markets. Their technical presentations from a banking, capital markets or legal perspective will cover many different aspects of raising debt capital and explain the thought process which underpins the structure and negotiation of major transactions.
Managing Director of the Debt Advisory Group – DC Advisory Partners