Debtwire Direct Lending Forum 2023

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The Savoy, London

18 May

Panel: The direct lending outlook – how is private credit reacting to a downturn?

Private credit deals have increased in popularity over the past 10 years, but as the economic outlook weakens, interest rates rise and the price of liquidity increases, there may be signs of a squeeze on European lenders. Speakers on this panel will discuss: 

  • What is the deal pipeline for direct lenders given a dearth of M&A activity?
  • Will banks return to the direct lending market? And what is the impact of increasing rates on private debt?
  • What are sponsors' appetites for UK versus European financings? Are US sponsors looking at UK and European deals?
  • How are leverage multiples affecting direct lenders?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Luis Mayans Partner and Deputy Head, Private Debt CDPQ London Bio
    Stuart Hawkins Head of Private Credit UK & Managing Director Ardian Bio
    Michael Dennis Partner, Co-Head of European Credit Ares Asset Management Bio
    Roxana Mirica Partner and Head of Capital Markets APAX PARTNERS Bio
    Alexander Griffith Partner Proskauer Bio