Debtwire Private Credit Forum Europe

The must-attend event for Europe's Private Credit community!

The Dorchester, London

23 May

On-stage interview: How is the private equity world viewing private capital markets?

Private equity buyouts fell by 56% in 2023 compared to 2022 (according to Mergermarket data) as deal financing became more scarce and more expensive. Private credit stepped in to fill some of the gaps left by retrenching syndicated markets but the large and mid-cap still continues to suffer. How are sponsors navigating the ongoing financing drought and how can private funds support a more robust LBO market? 

  • How are sponsors changing their approach to leverage within their portfolio and what does this mean for private credit? 
  • How does private credit fair for sponsors as syndicated markets start to reopen?
  • Can private credit support sponsors in other realisation opportunities like dividend recaps? What other innovative solutions can private credit provide?
  • How is the changing deal financing environment impacting both the auction process and considerations around exits?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Doug Porter Director Bridgepoint Bio
    Rachel Lewis Private Equity Senior Reporter Mergermarket