During Mergermarket's annual Germany Forum, panellists and conference attendees were eager to discuss how the country's often feted Mittlestand could become victim to domestic under-investment and neglect.
The rotation in the region's debt market continues. In this market overview, Mathew Cestar, Co-Head of Global Credit Products in EMEA at Credit Suisse provided an assessment of how the European debt markets are evolving away from banks toward institutional-based relationships.
The panel examined what kind of request makes for a "bank story" vs a “unitranche story”. What projects can banks support and which are more challenging? Which sectors present a more difficult risk profile for credit committees and why? Borrowers and lenders offer their perspectives on raising debt; can the hausbank still be relied upon for all funding requirements? Which projects or strategies have been challenging to finance through relationship banks?