About the conference

The debt markets are changing rapidly and UK private equity firms have more financial options at their disposal than ever before.

UK Mid-Market Debt will offer cutting-edge analysis of the very latest movements and trends, followed by a three-course networking lunch. Join us for a comprehensive overview of today’s debt markets in a day

Who attends?

UK Mid-Market Debt brings together the entire acquisition finance food chain – banks, credit funds, asset-based lenders, advisers and, of course – the borrowers: GPs and the FDs of portfolio companies, to share their thoughts on the latest developments in the market.

GPs are invited to attend the conference for free. Please email ukmmdebt@caspianmedia.com for more information.

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors



2017 Programme

8.15am Invitation only GP breakfast


8.45am Registration

9:05am Welcome

Nicholas Neveling, Real Deals

9:10am
Too much of a good thing: How excess liquidity is affecting lender behaviour

At a time when debt markets are awash with capital, how far are lenders willing to go to win a transaction?


9:45am
Behind the scenes

How Shawbrook financed Arlington's acquisition of Magal Engineering 


9:55am
Technical briefing

Macfarlanes partner Chris Acton provides a detailed overview of how European Market Infrastructure Regulation is impacting the hedging of swaps and derivatives

10:05am
The private debt fundraising boom

Investors are pouring capital into private credit funds at an unprecedented rate. A panel of experts look into the reasons why.


10:40am
Financial Markets Risks; Optimal Hedging and Execution

Is it now the time to hedge floating interest rates on debt? How best to go about hedging financial markets risks and achieving optimal execution of hedge products?

10:55am
Coffee and Networking


11:20am
In conversation: Ben Barbanel, OakNorth Bank

In a market dominated by established lenders, challenger bank OakNorth is offering sponsors leveraged finance with a difference. 

11:30am
The forgotten middle

With banks and funds increasingly focused on bigger deals, borrowers in the lower mid-market have been ignored. Why have these borrowers been left behind and who is filling the gap?

12:05pm
The impact of ownership on lender behaviour

Does the ownership model of a lender influence the deals it will and won’t do? Panellists ask if fee, carry and bonus structures can change lender behaviour and whether borrowers should pay attention to it. 


12:40pm
Keynote interview

Mikkel Rasmussen is the co-founder of ReD Associates, a business consultancy that has led a quiet revolution in business theory by placing phenomenology  –   the science of how people experience the world – at the centre of its method. In keynote interview Rasmussen will discuss the limitations of big data and why the social sciences should continue to lie at the heart of business strategy.


1:05pm
Lunch 

6:30pm  
Invitation only Debt Uncut dinner sponsored by Shawbrook

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