New speakers lined up for private equity forum

Author: Nicholas Pettifer | Published: 10 Sep 2010
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An impressive line-up of panellists has been confirmed for the first IFLR European Private Equity Forum, which will take place in London on September 23. New participants that have been added to the roster of participants in the one-day conference, to be held at Andaz Liverpool Street in London, are as follows:

  • Matt Gooch – CFA principal and head of European banking at William Blair.
  • Kevin Street – Partner with a focus in the industrial sector at Darwin Private Equity
  • Marina Fariba – Assistant general counsel at Actis
  • Nick Williams – PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Abrielle Rosenthal – Senior principal associate general counsel at Towerbrook Capital Partners
  • Paul Teuten – Managing director of Duff & Phelps
  • Mike Henebery – Managing partner of Palio Capital Partners
  • Dominic Curtis – Principal at AlpInvest
  • James Davis – Intermediate Capital Group

Gooch, Street and Fariba will all be speaking about initial private offerings, private sales and dual-track deals on a panel called Exploring exits and maximising value. This is the opening session of the forum and it is chaired by Alan Greenough, a partner at Hogan Lovells.

Williams and Rosenthal are joining Herbert Smith partner Mark Geday on a panel called Agreeing terms. The debate will focus on the new battlegrounds in negotiating and will include tips on how to structure your timetable.

Teuten, Henebery and Curtis have joined the Acquisition finance panel. Lee Cullinane of Mayer Brown is the chair of the session which will look at the terms of the bank debt available and which sectors are likely to thrive.

Finally, Davis has been confirmed on a panel called Alternative arrangements. He joins Graeme Sloan of Latham & Watkins in discussing staple financing and other non-traditional closing methods.

As was previously announced, Brent McDaniel, director and anti-bribery and corruption service line leader for EMEA at KPMG and Graeme Stening of Doughty Hanson are also speaking at the forum. They will be joining Julie Bradshaw and Allan Murray-Jones of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom on a panel called Regulatory attack. The focus will be on the AIFM Directive, the new UK Bribery Law and the challenges of carbon trading legislation.

The IFLR European Private Equity Forum is bringing together industry leaders to examine topical issues through a series of panel discussions.

This is your opportunity to hear their views, increase your understanding and prepare for the future of private equity in Europe.

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