Mergermarket M&A Forum Italy 2023

This event will be held in Italian.

Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

18 Oct

Panel discussion – M&A financing: growing opportunities in the Debt market

The resilience of M&A in Italy in 2022, accompanied by the increased role played by international financial investors, is a tribute to the attractiveness and flexible approach of Italian mid cap private companies in difficult times. However, 2022 saw the end of the era of cheap money and a shift in the ready availability of bank credit. This more challenging environment has continued into 2023, impacting both strategic buyers and sponsors. This session will review how corporates have had to be more creative, financing M&A deals with leveraged loans, private debt and high yield bonds.

  • Impact of interest rates and inflation on existing portfolios
  • Growth of hybrid capital solutions: debt vs. equity and the role of banks during the forecasted growing wave of NPLs vis-à-vis private debt operators. How is pricing affecting valuations?
  • Have investors pushed leverage too far? Leverage buyout and new European forms of financing
  • What opportunities are available for sponsor-less lending for mid-cap companies?
  • Alternative finance and industrial goals: corporate venture capital between open innovation and Fintech
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Beatrice Tamburi Partner Three Hills Capital Partners Bio
    Roberto Ippolito Managing Director and Head of Investment Team Clessidra Private Debt Fund
    Riccardo Rossi Partner Chiomenti Bio
    Elena Lodola MD, Head of Leveraged Finance Italy BNP Paribas Bio