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9.15

Chairman’s opening

Tony Groom, Chief Executive Officer, K2 Partners

9:20

Current economic climate in europe

 

A keynote talk discussing the current macroeconomic climate in Europe. Giving you a top economist’s perspective on what’s currently happening across European markets, which sectors and regions are likely to produce opportunities. What current political uncertainty means for your business and where the next waves of distress and uncertainty are likely to come from.

 

Trevor Williams, Managing Director, TW Consultancy

9:40

European economic climate: Investor discussion

 

Following on from the economic climate discussion, our expert panel of investors and industry experts will discuss how they see this translating into the market. Explaining the red flags they’re looking for, the industries and regions they’re seeing opportunity in and where they feel the pitfalls are. This is the perfect panel to ensure your business is where it needs to be.

 

 

Moderator: Trevor Williams, Managing Director, TW Consultancy

Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist, Bloomberg
Tristan Nagler, Managing Director, Aurelius Invest

Nicholas Brainsby, Partner, Pemberton Capital

10:25

Break

10.55

Case Study: Tie Rack/Rolling Luggage

 

 

Jamie Constable, CEO of Rcapital will talk you through how they structured an innovative deal that untangled Rolling Luggage from the failing Tie Rack Retail Group, in September 2013. From sourcing the deal, through to the period of intense global restructuring, Jamie will give you an in-depth view of what went on inside one of the most complex turnarounds of the last decade.

Jamie Constable, Chief Executive Officer, Rcapital

11.25

Lehman Brothers: If the call came today

 

 

Tony Lomas, Chairman of UK Restructuring at PwC, unravels the Lehmann Brothers insolvency looking at the lessons learnt and precedents set over the nine years he’s spent at the epicentre of the biggest corporate bankruptcy the world has ever seen. Nine years on from the phone call that saw him become a leading figure in one of the most dramatic episodes the financial world has ever witnessed, Tony envisions how things would look if the call came tomorrow.

 

Tony Lomas, Chairman of UK Restructuring, PwC

12:00

Lunch

13.30

North American style restructuring and distressed investing: Keynote introduction

 

William Brandt, Chairman at Development Specialists Inc, gives a unique introduction to the North American view of restructuring and distressed investing. Looking at the historical development of the industry in America, the lessons the UK can learn and why there is currently such interest in the European market from across the pond.

 

William A. Brandt Jr., Chairman, Development Specialists, Inc.

13:45

Stalwarts panel: Restructuring and distressed investing North American style

 

 

This session will analyse the development of restructuring procedure and law in the North American market, those elements of which have been adopted in the U.K. and Europe and the trends in both markets that are or could be shaping restructuring and distressed investing in the future.

 

Moderator: J. Scott Victor, Managing Director, SSG Capital

William A. Brandt Jr., Chairman, Development Specialists, Inc.

Ted Gavin, Managing Director & Founding Partner, Gavin Solmonese

Milly Chow, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

14:30

Case study: Versandhaus Walz

 

Gavin George, CEO of Alteri partners discusses in-depth Alteri’s work over the Versandhaus Walz deal, a leading European multi-channel and multi-brand retailer based in Germany. See what happened behind the scenes as Alteri identified the opportunities Walz’s retail portfolio including Baby-Walz, one of Europe’s largest specialist providers of baby products, presented and proceeded to turn the business around.

 

Gavin George, Chief Executive Officer, Alteri Partners

15:00

Break

15.30 Litigation Funding: De-risking Restructuring and Turnaround

A brief introduction to the application of litigation funding in restructuring and turnaround. It’s benefits and where & how to source it.

 

Maurice Power, Managing Director, Ferguson Litigation

15:45

Best outcomes: creditor and financing discussion

 

 

This panel will look at how investors, corporate and commercial lenders can work together to deliver the best possible outcomes for struggling businesses whilst ensuring their own risk. Discussing different financing options and options for when workouts fail, the panel will also look at where relationships can struggle between management, creditors and investors and how best to get everyone working towards the same goals.

 

Moderator: Maurice Power, Managing Director, Ferguson Litigation

Tony Groom, Chief Executive Officer, K2 Partners

Jon Norton, Director, Wells Fargo

Jeremy Harrison, VP & Regional Head, Bank of America

16:15

Closing remarks

16:20

Conference close followed by the TRI Awards

 

 

 

 

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