29 March - Day 1: Explore German Financing on the first day of the Mergermarket German Forum
Registration & Coffee
Chair’s welcome remarks
Debtwire Market Trends
Presentation on emerging trends in leveraged finance and high yield bonds based on data from Debtwire.
Panel: Are direct lenders gaining ground in Germany?
Banks have been fighting hard to keep their position in the market but funds are fighting back with flexible debt solutions and senior financing options to compete with banks. Some of Germany’s top debt funds will discuss what the outlook is for institutional lenders.
Case Study: Acquisition financing as part of an operational restructuring and sale process
During operational restructuring, the banks' requirements may conflict with the targets of existing shareholders or a new equity investor. The Hamm-Reno-Group case shows how the interests of all parties can be reconciled.
Keynote: The German banking landscape
A number of large German lenders are struggling to cope with Fintech competition and outdated IT infrastructure, low interest rates, non-performing shipping loans and opaque derivatives portfolios. The key note will look at how 2017 will look for major German lenders in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment.
Panel: High Yield and leveraged loans
2016 saw a significant increase in covenant-lite loans, coupled with further flexibility and low margins, which have helped leveraged loans gain ground over high yield bonds. A panel of lev fin experts will discuss recent developments and what 2017 has in store in the large cap leveraged debt market in Germany.
Panel: Private equity views
PE speakers on their outlook on the German debt financing market and key trends.
Chair's closing remarks
We are happy to announce that we will once again be hosting the popular networking dinner on 29th March, following day one of the forum.
Delegates are invited to join us at SIGN! for an exclusive evening of networking with champagne drinks reception at 19:00, with a three course meal, wine and coffee at 19:30.
This can be added to your booking at the point of registration for £110+VAT. For more information please contact Francesca.Veronesi@mergermarket.com
Please note that only attendees registered to the forum with a 1 day pass or a 2 days pass will be able to sign up to our networking dinner.
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