Debtwire US Private Credit Forum 2023

The must-attend event for the US middle market returns!

Conrad New York Downtown, 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282

14 Jun

Sector focus: Software and technology – risks and rewards

In the past year, the technology and software sector has captured the attention of private credit lenders who sought to finance deals in the industry despite market volatility, as evidenced by several take-privates funded with private debt and a rise in popularity in ARR loans for growth-stage companies. However, given the current state of the economy, it is likely that lenders will pause to take stock and become more selective and disciplined in their investments. Our panel of technology and software private credit lenders and industry experts will discuss their views on the market and identify opportunities on the horizon.

  • How has the technology and software lending market developed in the past 12 months, and how has the drop-off in tech valuations impacted the private credit market?
  • Will the appetite for software deals among private credit firms remain as buoyant as before, and is the competition still as strong? 
  • Where are the greatest opportunities for returns in this sector?
  • ARR lending – what promoted the growth of the recurring revenue financing market, and will this lending model remain popular?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Brian Ford Partner KIRKLAND & ELLIS Bio
    Erik Bissonnette Managing Director and Co-Head of Tech Investing BLUE OWL CAPITAL Bio
    Stewart Hanlon Managing Director – Co-Head, Technology Finance, & Co-Portfolio Manager, Software & Technology MONROE CAPITAL Bio
    Erwin Mock Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets THOMA BRAVO Bio
    Jay Ramakrishnan Senior MD, Head of Originations AB PRIVATE CREDIT INVESTORS Bio