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|Tuesday, January 17, 2012|
||12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
Opening Session (Session 1):
PEG Panel: How Sponsors Utilize Asset-Based Loans for Acquisitions and Portfolio Companies
This panel of very active private equity sponsors will address the factors that drive their choice of financing partners and debt structures in today’s buyout market. The panelists will discuss the pros and cons to the ABL solution, as well as ways that asset based lenders can meet the needs of these sponsors for both acquisitions and their portfolio companies.
Moderator: Lan Haverfield, Managing Director, SunTrust Bank
Duncan Bourne, Managing Director, Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd
Ross Gatlin, CEO & Managing Director, Prohpet Equity
Ryan McCarthy, Partner, Aurora Resurgence
Kevin Smith, Managing Director, Platinum Equity
|1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.|
Panel - Industry Focus
An in-depth analysis of the current state and future outlook of some of the industry sectors most important to today's asset-based lenders. The panel discussion will be led by leading analysts and bankers in their respective sectors. Industries highlighted will include energy, equipment rental and retail/consumer products.
Moderator: Frank Fazio, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Kelly McPhilliamy, Managing Director, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, Wells Fargo Securities
Thaddeus Strobach, Managing Director, RBS Global Banking & Markets
Philip Volpicelli, Director, High Yield Research, Deutsche Bank
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
||3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Panel — What Keeps you Up at Night?
Market volatility and a rapidly changing regulatory environment are impacting all lenders’ decision making and strategic direction. This panel of high ranking credit policy officers from leading financial institutions will discuss their outlook on the risks in the current environment and how their institutions are approaching them.
Moderator: Jeff Stern, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase
Jim Cooper, Managing Director, Risk Management, Suntrust Bank
Phil Elmore, Sr. VP & Sr. Risk Exec., Bank of America Business Capital
William Mayer, Sr. Credit Officer, Wells Fargo Bank
|4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
||5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 18, 2012|
||8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.|
|Breakfast Panel — Where Worlds Collide – Middle-Market Leveraged Loans vs. ABL
In middle-market transactions borrowers and their advisors often consider competing proposals from asset based and cash flow lenders. The merits of these competing proposals will vary based on market conditions, but the issues of cost, execution certainty and inter-creditor issues are always front and center. These panelists will discuss the relative merits of opposing structures, and provide guidance on how each can best position itself.
Moderator: Allan D. Allweiss, Managing Director, LBC Credit Partners, Inc.
Michael Fishman, CEO, TPG Specialty Lending
Ronald A. Kahn, Managing Director, Lincoln International
Joseph P. Powers, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Business Capital
Devon Russell, Senior Managing Director, Madison Capital Funding
|9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|
|Panel - Fundraising 2.0: How Availability of Capital to Non-Banks Impacts the Market
This group of experienced professionals will examine the following issues:
• What is the current market for equity and debt for non-bank lenders such as CLOs, BDCs, finance companies and special situation funds?
• The Refinancing Cliff – As loans mature, will there be enough lenders to step in?
• The CLO Cliff – What happens when the music (reinvestment period) stops?
• How does the availability of debt and equity for non-banks impact the overall loan market?
Moderator: Colin Cross, Senior Managing Director, Crystal Financial LLC
Meredith Coffey, Executive Vice President for Research, Communication, and Membership, LSTA
Mary Katherine DuBose, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Debt Finance, Wells Fargo Securities
David Preston, Director, Wells Fargo Securities
|10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Lunch and panel — A Regulatory perspective on Rating Asset Based vs. Cashflow Loans – Darrin Benhart, Deputy Comptroller for Credit and Market Risk, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
||12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.|
|Panel — Cross-Border Asset-Based Loans: Meeting Your Borrowers' Global Needs
Over the past few years we have seen numerous multi-national corporations tap the asset- based market. As market expertise has grown, these loan structures have evolved significantly. This panel will examine current structuring and syndication strategies for large cross-border ABL from the agent, co-lender and legal perspectives.
Moderator: Richard Kohn, Partner, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Peter York, Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
David Morse, Partner, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston, & Rosen P.C.
Keith Gerding, Managing Director, Siemens Financial Services
|2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.|
||3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
|Panel - Capital Markets Outlook - 2012
Syndication markets became volatile again in 2011 after two years of relative calm. The high yield bond market was white hot until late summer, when global events caught up with it. These rapidly changing markets have significant impact on what types of financings can be completed, which will directly impact 2012 deal flow for the asset based market. This panel of capital markets professionals will provide an outlook for all of the leveraged debt markets, from asset based to cashflow to high yield.
Moderator: Barry Bobrow, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Glenn Autorino, Senior Managing Director, GE Capital Markets
Britt Canady, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
H. Mac Fowle, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase
William Hughes, Managing Director, Citigroup
|3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Joint Cocktail Reception with TMA Distressed Debt Conference
||5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.|
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