Agenda 13th Oct 2021

08:15

Registration & Morning coffee

08:35

Chair welcome address

08:40

Addressing the changing market: An overview

Opening panel discussion

  • Reviewing historic performance: How has the past year been for fund managers?
  • From deals to covenants: digesting the specifics of more recent changes
  • Which new strategies to implement following a changed debt landscape and the emergence of new markets?
  • Stress testing and crisis planning that keeps in line with the portfolio side
  • The end of restructuring and government help schemes and furlough: what’s next?
  • Private debt firms and hybrid flexibility: the demand for continued virtual communication with investors for ease of access
  • Recognising where teams adapted best and how they managed throughout the past year

09:20

Fund Financing

Panel discussion

  • Insights gained in balance sheet management
  • Where are hybrid facilities beneficial?
  • Inflation is on the horizon: a cause for concern?
  • The growing demand for non-dilutive capital to help value creation: GP/NAV Fund finance strategies
  • Simplifying documentation through instalment of umbrella subscription facilities

10:00

Venture debt and growth capital

Expert Interview

  • The importance of growth capital in the initial investment stage
  • Extending the cash runway - Product and infrastructure requirements, to marketing and avoiding further equity dilution: what are the priorities in the 100 - 200 day plan?

10:20

Working capital and asset based lending

Case study led panel discussion

  • Exploring the expansion/growth stage from stabilisation through to turnaround
  • What are the funding needs to support new transactions and portfolio clients?
  • Unlocking the value of assets to generate an immediate injection of cash and the financial headroom to expand
  • Lending strategy war stories: where things went wrong and what to do differently in lending: the key takeaways

11:00

​Coffee and Networking Break

11:20

Roundtables

  • The emergence of new forms of finance: venture debt and beyond
  • Getting to grips with ESG management
  • How to properly conduct Due Diligence
  • Bank lending vs fund lending

12:00

Leverage debt: Senior structured debt and unitranche

Panel discussion

  • 2021: the year of stabilisation and recovery for leveraged finance
  • Acquisitions, change of ownership and re-finance for growth: the three key
  • catalysts for the leverage debt lifecycle
  • How to leverage sustainable cash flows to deliver up to 5x EBITDA

12:40

UK vs European Debt Market

Expert presentation

  • Debt market insights and trends for 2022: how do the UK and European markets compare?
  • Periphery to prominence: What is the sustainability of growth in private credit across Europe?
  • UK vs EU stance on leveraging niche lending strategies

13:00

Closing Panel discussion

The importance of debt funds in the ESG arena

  • A spotlight on responsible investment: Addressing ESG management for the leveraged loan market
  • Tackling the challenges of ESG integration throughout the investment lifecycle from sourcing and due diligence to exit
  • To what extent is it possible to leverage management teams to encourage sustainability?

13:40

Chair close of main sessions and networking