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December 5, 2018

PwC Auditorium

New York, NY

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To apply to become a member of the executive speaking faculty, please complete our online JOF questionnaire. Review the preliminary topic outline, suggest other topics, and tell us about yourself and your expertise. For more information about opportunities to join our faculty, please contact:

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: DonB@iibig.com


8:00 – 8:50am

Networking & Registration

8:55 – 9:00am

Welcome to the Private Debt Deal-Flow Summit

8:55 – 9:00am

State of the Industry: Private Debt & Private Credit
An historical overview of private debt and credit markets since the financial crisis of 2008-09, a survey of key issues to be discussed, and a look forward at deal-flow opportunities in PRIVATE DEBT/CREDIT.

10:00 – 10:50am

Private Debt and Private Equity
A large percentage of private debt and equity origination deals are covenant-light. With a large amount of capital still considered ‘dry powder,’ and the large number of players, what is the state of competition for deal-flow affecting the Private Debt/Private equity market?

10:50 – 11:20am

AM Refreshments & Networking Break

11:20 – 12:05pm

Deal-flow Challenges in an Increasingly Liquid Market
Experts discuss legal issues, credit structures, fees, underwriting, transaction shepherding, sector specialization, deal teams, product differentiation, and more. How are debt firms enhancing origination opportunities?

12:05 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 1:50pm

Private Debt Club Deals
How and why are private debt firms working together to enhance both origination – and returns? Are unitranche deals the new ‘co-opitition?

1:55 – 2:40pm

How Private Debt Firms are Working with Banks
What do these relationships look like, and how do they work? In particular, what is the status of distressed workouts in this space, and how are banks, debt firms, and increasingly hedge funds, dealing with this issue? What are enterprise borrowers finding more attractive: lower rates from banks or covenant-light deal terms with Private Equity/Private Debt firms?

2:40 – 3:20pm

PM Refreshments & Networking Break

3:20 – 4:10pm

What does the future hold for Private Debt Fundraising?
Where is funding coming from, and what is the appetite for risk among: institutional investors, endowments, foundations, pension funds and others?

4:15 – 5:10pm

Specialty Finance
Originations by hedge funds and private credit firms are finding success in increasingly narrow verticals. What should everyone know about the lending nuances and dynamics in these specialized markets?

5:10 – 6:30pm

Evening Networking Reception


iiBIG and PwC Thank you for your Participation.