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

Sponsors

Moderators

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Bruce Lipian
StoneCreek Capital
Managing Director
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Dan Lee
Comvest Credit Partners
Partner
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Sam Rosenfeld
Cenerus
Managing Director

Panelists

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Brian Yoon
Corbel Capital Partners
Managing Director
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Britt Terrell
Palm Tree LLC
Managing Director
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Iain Whyte
Pasadena Private Lending
Chairman
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Liddy Karter
Mizzen Capital
Managing Partner
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Lior Nuchi
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Partner
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Mark Pilja
U.S. Bank
Senior Vice President, Asset Based Lending
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Michael Chang
Corbel Capital Partners
Principal
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Michael Kianmahd
Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC
Executive Vice President
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PJ LaFemina
PGIM Private Capital
Investment Vice President
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Randy Mitzman
SLR Digital Finance
Senior Vice President // Managing Director
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Trent Spangler
CriticalPoint
Director of Capital Markets
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Zoltan Berty
Prolign Capital
Partner

Agenda

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

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About

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

Panelists: 
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

Panelists: 
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

Panelists: 
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 atul@opusconnect.com 
*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 lena@opusconnect.com 
**Opus Connect reserves the right to refuse entry to prospective attendees

Date
Thursday, November 30th
at
2:00 PM PST
Location

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

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