Seminar September 22, 2016

Debt Finance Forum - September 2016

Event Detail
Rick D. Blumen, Michael G. Parisi
September 22, 2016
Atlanta , GA

Rick Blumen and Michael Parisi will host Alston & Bird’s Debt Finance Forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, to discuss developments in the capital markets that have led to a shift in bargaining power from lenders to borrowers and alternative lenders who are offering nontraditional options to borrowers.

Navigating the New Normal
Recent developments in transaction structures and distress in the capital markets have led to an imbalance between supply and demand. Strong investor demand has shifted bargaining power from lenders to borrowers, with lenders now fiercely competing for new loan originations. Additionally, due to the enhanced regulatory framework impacting bank lenders, there is greater opportunity for alternative lenders to offer non-traditional options to borrowers.

Topics include:
• Sponsor-prepared documents, documentation principles and precedent
• Financial covenant calculation constructs
• Covenant softening - grower baskets, builder baskets, free and clear baskets, and reallocation among baskets
• Competitive, highly-leveraged structures offered by alternative lenders
• Emergence of “creative” deal structures involving banks and alternative lenders working together

Robert Bielinski, Managing Director, AB Private Credit Investors
Rick Blumen, Finance Partner, Alston & Bird
Robert K. Ehudin, Managing Director, Chief Underwriting Officer, Americas, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Timothy M. O’Leary, Managing Director, Syndicated & Leveraged Finance, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Mike Parisi, Finance Partner, Alston & Bird
Norbert Schmidt, Director, AloStar Business Credit
Sage Sigler, Bankruptcy Partner, Alston & Bird
Kevin P. Smith, Managing Director, Platinum Equity
Tim Tobin, Senior Managing Director, Capital One

Questions? Contact Kim Hunniford at or 704.444.1277.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 3:30-7:00 pm
Alston & Bird • One Atlantic Center • 1201 West Peachtree Street • 49th Floor • Atlanta, GA

Media Contacts
Nicholas Clarke
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 212.210.1222

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