SoCal Private Debt Summit: Multiple Panels (IN PERSON)

November 30 2023, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, 555 South Flower Street, 41st Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90071



4b3035432263769964948a8a5cfe45c107c7f978 medium
Bruce Lipian
StoneCreek Capital
Managing Director
6819cffb552ffa65ba6ed867646a03c6724cb7fa medium
Dan Lee
Comvest Credit Partners
Ab3df48bce62a7055bbf17b06d34b21ac8dde8e3 medium
Sam Rosenfeld
Managing Director


80b26068f43cc16befe6e4ae74ca1d2d0a56560b medium
Brian Yoon
Corbel Capital Partners
Managing Director
1105965ed12b5fecf1bc355db56001a4bb4cbd77 medium
Britt Terrell
Palm Tree LLC
Managing Director
6c137b9986438ea0ded859934be23d5b36bc10cc medium
Iain Whyte
Pasadena Private Lending
Cbd260e7e141c8c674d9f048261672bfed8376e8 medium
Liddy Karter
Mizzen Capital
Managing Partner
F3b2b04a21e2dc4f9267b2504d052cc8726c1549 medium
Lior Nuchi
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
7a50a9bf21bb4570d9909b5ccec31dabf18b971b medium
Mark Pilja
U.S. Bank
Senior Vice President, Asset Based Lending
A6447dc0cb80c2d2c4deac5278284375e5e74824 medium
Michael Chang
Corbel Capital Partners
26df0cd9206d87682e592a8b68a2204b4866f619 medium
Michael Kianmahd
Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC
Executive Vice President
F973ffc4377abab05bacfba91e0fdcd6fe092723 medium
PJ LaFemina
PGIM Private Capital
Investment Vice President
Ee8aa5bc8cefcefdbc5c86cbbeeabcba0de010c6 medium
Randy Mitzman
SLR Digital Finance
Senior Vice President // Managing Director
334a2e45db33617877be296b92516dfe73167a91 medium
Trent Spangler
Director of Capital Markets
48b5a07f6e6e311c4b80c55c7f25dcac7849748e medium
Zoltan Berty
Prolign Capital


November 30th
2:00 PM Registration/Check-In
2:30 PM Panel 1: Navigating the Shifting Landscape: Macro and Micro Trends Impacting the Private Credit Industry
3:30 PM Panel 2: Bridging the Gap: Independent Sponsors and Debt Financing Strategies in a Shifting Market
4:30 PM Panel 3: Managing Complexity: Investing in Special Situations and Distressed Debt in Today's Markets
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception/Networking
7:00 PM End


Fc7535177a1b5a57d9990cef9377a2eefe2420f4 thumb
4317d52d43552992fa51894442fcf64cdd820201 thumb
6819cffb552ffa65ba6ed867646a03c6724cb7fa thumb
14eca83397948ede95214ce1b21b35ac23018136 thumb
26df0cd9206d87682e592a8b68a2204b4866f619 thumb
F973ffc4377abab05bacfba91e0fdcd6fe092723 thumb
0ef8d69f9c14ef25ba73511672fec3c3ab49bfb7 thumb
Ffb8770bbd8068de1e92976f512e01ae55faba0f thumb
65b26c3933c55d60fa6b0fd67304344f3f43233e thumb
A0c39511819eac208268f2d65feb9580e3419c9e thumb
75ac0c04533623db93aafa7e96fc9c64a1ae4750 thumb
6c137b9986438ea0ded859934be23d5b36bc10cc thumb
E083a3999bc9ff5f93fed94f86f33581cf0ac44b thumb
5732f4cc5ff15607670020f74aef2a4d3e768ed7 thumb
E6bcda8142203fbccf951728b5d6754a61b77b8f thumb
Ee8aa5bc8cefcefdbc5c86cbbeeabcba0de010c6 thumb
Fe2a1360d34087cbf67e00617f9f6324903d8b9c thumb
Ab3df48bce62a7055bbf17b06d34b21ac8dde8e3 thumb
109f676ea4e98f51a77e1ed5f33ebdbe333c7433 thumb
8729823e9d008dcc1ef172f5cd64d364c0f745c0 thumb
89404141547bc2e17ef27eb2a88b2fc50348eca6 thumb
2b35824657c53217545e2c2abcf6a1c3fb0c2ffa thumb
9f397d757e5a71d6553512339c9b2e8d225477bd thumb
D93e4517a759bdde87ba9c88147d837a5ffd2130 thumb
97b95e89393125b03b6ef903932945e4271af95a thumb
501f353ee002a01c5ab4a938fa5832a759b85745 thumb
Aa39923df027cc3456e57d57934596c67bf4f521 thumb
00e2f50c99dd9f708f8582e50390a065348f4d5f thumb
937fdef46ddefbc67d419baafefb5379800d1e29 thumb
4dc0f1ab6630e71415c5795fe666f51d5aea4678 thumb
Ce4cb4d53ea9e9d045b3aeea5e63f6b49f76f2c3 thumb
20b98bae2fdf9cc84bb33c8d6ea31c8c992af91f thumb
F2051147929956ac98c4353244cb2fbabc15c5a6 thumb
D67357d566e1365bbfebc9fbbbcf447be7c61c68 thumb
0fadacccbfee642b1b869e00dde3201159697a8f thumb
E58cc05e49ea528299950fb93c4a84b747ed0c1c thumb
334a2e45db33617877be296b92516dfe73167a91 thumb
231221f3dbcca782da96a8444aac2b1ffdf4b923 thumb
80ef8344bf358a3be261d83bf941ea68e9bf2dc2 thumb
0a49270e433a9f7766a69faa7931d5a545d5df96 thumb
7a8171f087b4c3841adbc19199bfde61a32c0f81 thumb
0012413e50a36332d3879392171189b54f1e6e71 thumb
8a61c15b3744afb5e9a2a3470dd754e25967b7a1 thumb
805dd73976f7c4bb64b8b09faa52d481a77775b9 thumb
3f3fd1f41967d4fd5b5bace0812d25b616ba014e thumb
4de2b060cd5e34def92fa282a0834ed3a2fe2405 thumb
0939a59de83ee0ee77e7f7e8a55be9f22020da4e thumb
593ebccacdc69704b496d58aca7014ebcd07d528 thumb
0caced7f16efd5deff1475ef01af99830e7d0b1d thumb
33004f42bd03e48e1adddd6ac4ddb5d51da698f0 thumb
052aaa39bffb1d56e945deb6062ca744a0314189 thumb
429b3d2a4eba76c5965c5e2a70ab61591e83e789 thumb
39fc3c6f210ca4be99c21716d9dbc5a0062f4f58 thumb
1105965ed12b5fecf1bc355db56001a4bb4cbd77 thumb
5ecd892a3cfbc26355f53d38f87352613f6a0efc thumb
49a68286b7ef1edcbdc3bfb9b3187e88f2dfc638 thumb
64eea978eceba6a0fd76e81835ea84c699c7b106 thumb
7a50a9bf21bb4570d9909b5ccec31dabf18b971b thumb
B8b5a83cd4c9af93b4d55862c240e75831d3ea20 thumb
B9c3155e67addcc522c43e92c5ed420879b4af6c thumb
Abedc3c8b4f868dcae36b3e99a1f83330b62f687 thumb
8bcee069ae85ff8c6c927bebb5f35121688305a7 thumb
4597e1606de76ccd40f4135350f803b7eb4fdbef thumb
F30e7d6030b9898d3e4c2e2737bdbb6f60abec36 thumb
A6447dc0cb80c2d2c4deac5278284375e5e74824 thumb
F1c4672cd0ed2399df4b97e17dce8254f1a91527 thumb
B761c54669f41bc2cd76057ad76ffaff6a74e961 thumb
04e8a648929458bf62de1a844bd387e3b4e07d7d thumb
Db8c4ff196c67fe72f32345faf4b48279c6baf8c thumb
85c9ca2853540219f9637c7310872251ba6288f4 thumb
C1d8b1cca8f82a09751b969af5bd351e4721203f thumb
4b3035432263769964948a8a5cfe45c107c7f978 thumb
0bd75094e0e1b8b30eee2775936381f285794525 thumb
Users photos missing
56bbc089617f3448c5a6915c407e4271526f3133 thumb
84017ed0b87b849c6475e4309a1a94833d31705d thumb
73d0358deb8e069a8bb1379c46f30b07c9839b40 thumb
C149f99e2cf92012adfb48bc4931fe4b7aaebd04 thumb
71b23cfaeb02a07a99cb5ca35d493a450c9dc24e thumb
4d19583a345bd70412a498f6e6e72845342416f8 thumb
54f7d396ab954c0fe234f893dffb99104b91e0ad thumb
Users photos missing
C9d72f5ec1c03c9c8a5ab274262e036a2933e8dd thumb
3ed5fd078ebc1161cd7891973529e9fe1e8e29d3 thumb
7f80dedc26000c53b89f70082a8ff1659d230294 thumb
C8891b613a6ad0601bf7d5812daafcda832244e1 thumb
80b26068f43cc16befe6e4ae74ca1d2d0a56560b thumb
F710f9f0d82783e16a0b9fa595f0fb5944d8d7ad thumb
Users photos missing
1ce662f93c4f673d05149c1d4452b0a89e2a96a4 thumb
5bb941c27d66cd68f914c15f1ef7a22de12f3e23 thumb
C81d5a55cbf431d33735afd2ccd2f8359c916197 thumb
C07a48f65c9963bd1b0b6d2341a8dd19b6226e6c thumb
8ee26e4b446d121ab3cd92703ca6de510209fc4a thumb
D8b4fb172b4f867f12349e4c7278e2fed1dcdd24 thumb
Users photos missing
37e1d31d6ce8516b7050510cdd2cc43dae17c9cf thumb
8616abd6fbed6ee1fe00504fa78c86404059ede5 thumb
0c3cbc61359929b7fcd59321961db3998fb4b172 thumb


Opus Connect is looking forward to welcoming you to Part II of our Debt Summit featuring three consecutive afternoon panels followed by an evening cocktail reception. These panels will feature industry leading private lenders and other M&A professionals, and will focus on current trends impacting the lending landscape. This exclusive IN PERSON event and will be hosted in Los Angeles at Norton Rose Fullbright LLP. 

By signing up and attending this event, you hereby grant us the permission to capture and use photographs or videos of you during the event for promotional and marketing purposes. You understand and agree that these images may be used in various media channels, including but not limited to our website, social media platforms, and promotional materials. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please reach out to an Opus Connect team member in advance of the event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

**Registration includes attendance to afternoon panels & reception only.

Panel Topics:

  1. Navigating the Shifting Landscape: Macro and Micro Trends Impacting the Private Credit Industry
  2. Bridging the Gap: Independent Sponsors and Debt Financing Strategies in a Shifting Market
  3. Managing Complexity: Investing in Special Situations and Distressed Debt in Today's Markets

Summaries & Speakers:

Panel 1: Navigating the Shifting Landscape: Macro and Micro Trends Impacting the Private Credit Industry
In the ever-evolving world of private credit, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. This panel will delve into the macro and micro trends currently shaping the private credit industry, considering factors such as the global geopolitical climate marked by civil unrest, and the ongoing war in Ukraine and the Middle East. We'll also address the challenges posed by climbing interest rates and the specter of inflation, along with concerns over recessionary trends. Our experts will provide valuable insights into how these multifaceted forces influence investment strategies, risk assessment, and the overall direction of the industry, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic private credit landscape.

Moderator: Dan Lee, Partner at Comvest Partners

PJ LaFemina, Investment Vice-President at PGIM Private Capital
Liddy Karter, Managing Partner at Mizzen Capital
Trent Spangler, Director, Capital Markets at CriticalPoint

Panel 2: Bridging the Gap: Independent Sponsors and Debt Financing Strategies in a Shifting Market
Our panel of experts will provide guidance on the steps independent sponsors can take to secure debt financing in today's volatile financial landscape. Topics include the importance of lender relationships, creative financing solutions, adapting to the evolving regulatory framework and its implications on debt financing structures, and how to implement risk mitigation strategies.

Moderator: Bruce Lipian, Managing Director at StoneCreek Capital

Iain Whyte, Chairman, Managing Partner at Pasadena Private Financial Group
Mark Pilja, Senior Vice-President, Asset Based Lending at U.S. Bank
Zoltan Berty, Partner & Co-Founder at Prolign Capital
Brian Yoon, Managing Director at Corbel Capital Partners

Panel 3: Managing Complexity: Investing in Special Situations and Distressed Debt in Today's Markets
In the ever-evolving landscape of finance, special situations and distressed debt investing present unique opportunities and challenges. This panel will delve into the intricacies of navigating complex scenarios in the private credit sector. From distressed assets and restructurings to opportunistic investments, our expert panelists will share valuable insights into strategies, risk assessment, and the outlook for special situations and distressed debt in today's markets.

Moderator: Sam Rosenfeld, Managing Director at Cenerus

Randy Mitzman, Managing Director at SLR Digital Finance
Michael Kianmahd, Executive Vice President at Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC
Michael Chang, Principal at Corbel Capital Partners
Britt Terrell, Managing Director at Palm Tree LLC
Lior Nuchi, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Pricing (includes attendance to all three panels and cocktail reception only)

  • Members: complimentary 
  • Non-Members (on or before Nov. 20th): $295
  • Non-Members (after Nov. 21st): $395

By Invitation Only

Opus Connect is a membership-based organization.
If you have any queries, please contact 
*Opus Connect adheres to a strict no cancellations, no refunds, no application of registration fees to future events policy.  
Qualified substitutions are accepted. To send a substitute, please notify 
**Opus Connect reserves the right to refuse entry to prospective attendees

Thursday, November 30th
2:00 PM PST

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
555 South Flower Street
41st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Event Over
This event has concluded.