Mergermarket Private Equity and M&A Forum Italy 2024

The essential event for Italian private equity and M&A leaders

Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

23 Oct

Panel: Private credit outlook – Innovation in M&A financing and growing opportunities for the Italian market

The resilience of M&A in Italy, coupled with increased involvement of international financial investors, underscores the attractiveness and flexibility of Italian mid-cap private companies in challenging times. However, the end of cheap money and shifting bank credit availability has created a more challenging environment for both strategic buyers and sponsors. This session will examine how corporates have adapted to financing M&A deals with leveraged loans, private credit, and high-yield bonds. We'll explore the changing dynamics of sponsor M&A activities and the impact of macroeconomic factors on private credit, anticipating continued growth and evolution in this market segment. 

  • What factors are driving tighter lending conditions? How can companies seeking leveraged finance adapt their strategies? What funding options exist for growth or acquisitions? 
  • What advantages do alternative lenders offer? How can businesses leverage private credit funds? 
  • How are hybrid capital solutions evolving? What's the ideal balance between debt and equity? How is the role of banks changing? Is pricing affecting valuation, and if so, how? 
  • What opportunities exist for sponsor-less lending in the mid-cap segment? 
  • How does international interest in Italian assets impact the landscape? What are the implications for competition? How might lending practices in the region change?