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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.


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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.


Tony Groom, Chief Executive Official, K2 Partners




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


American perspectives for the European market



American investors give their perspective on investing in European market. From what deals types they are looking for and what lessons the US market is teaching them, to what’s currently making Europe so attractive for American investors. This is a must see panel for anyone wishing to work with American investors or just investing in Europe themselves.


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12.10 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




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


Working together: key stakeholder dynamics discussion



The perfect panel to enhance your understanding of how different stakeholders see the restructuring/turnaround process. We bring the involved parties together from the investor through to the IP to discuss their goals and experiences whilst working together.


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Turnaround case study


The opportunity to present a case study, from sourcing the deal through to exiting. Demonstrating you and your teams ability to source, execute and successfully turnaround deals.


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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

Bryan Green, Chief Executive Officer, Tnui Capital

Jon Norton, Director, Wells Fargo

Jeremy Harrison, VP & Regional Head, Bank of America


Closing remarks


Conference close





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