Private Placements Global Forum – Europe 2017

Informa plc Conference

02 Nov 2017

The Tower Hotel
St Katharine's Way
London, United Kingdom E1W 1LD

An increasing number of European corporate borrowers and investors are now looking to the private placement market as an attractive opportunity, for financing and investment.

The Private Placements Global Forum – Europe 2017 will provide the best opportunity in Europe to hear from the experts on the key issues for European corporates issuing in the private placement market and the key investment opportunities for global investors.

Partner Scott Ashton will deliver the conference chair’s opening remarks and will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Documentation Issues.” Topics will include:

  • Documenting the private placement – comparing the US Model Forms and European documentation initiatives
  • Changes to “standard terms” and other documentation trends
  • Typical covenant structures
  • Current issues in documentation and approaches to resolving these issues
  • The move towards standardized documentation across Europe

Mr. Ashton will also participate in a panel discussion entitled “Private Placements for Academic Institutions.”

Partner Brian Bates will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Issuing in the Global Private Placement Market for European Corporates.” Topics will include:

  • The current options for European issuers when choosing to finance through the private placement market
  • Reasons for choosing the private placement market
    • strategic diversification of your funding sources
    • reducing reliance on banks
    • long term nature of the finance
    • flexible documentation
  • Experiences of the process
    • are roadshows always necessary?
  • The role of arrangers in the private placement process
  • Framework for bringing together multi jurisdiction and denomination investors to the same financing



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