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Trends & Developments in Acquisition Finance for M&A
Join us on Dec. 7 as The Deal hosts a roundtable presented by global law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to discuss the paramount concerns at the intersection of M&A and finance, including:

Will lending that has favored sectors viewed as lockdown resistant continue or begin to fade?
How will dealmaking be affected by the health of the leveraged finance market – which has come into question in recent weeks despite a record volume of loans issued for LBOs and other M&A coming into the market this summer – as climbing interest rates and inflation pressures more generally could set industries that have yet to recover from Covid on a path toward default?
How big of a role will procurement finance play for businesses attempting to navigate the complex supply constraints of the Covid era?
And will alternative M&A financing methods grow in popularity as traditional lenders tighten their purse strings?

Dec 7, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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David Ingles
Partner @Pillsbury
David Ingles advises clients on a broad range of complex transactions in the banking, consumer finance and financial technology industries. David has substantial experience advising financial services companies and private equity firms in public and private mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, consortium deals, and other complex corporate transactions. He frequently has represented financial institutions in distressed and contested situations, including unsolicited offers, takeover defenses, equity recapitalizations, bankruptcy auction transactions and activist shareholder situations. David was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2020 and is recognized as a leading attorney in financial institutions M&A.
Joel Simon
Partner @Pillsbury
Joel Simon represents clients in complex transactions, including senior bank and mezzanine debt financings, high yield debt, IPOs, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures between operating businesses, joint ventures between financial investors and operators of businesses, corporate and financial restructurings, and general commercial advice. Joel has substantial leveraged finance experience, representing both lenders and borrowers. Recent financing transactions include borrower side representations for Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Vyve Broadband and UltraV (dba Relativity Media) and lender-side representations for TRC Companies, Pioneer DJ, ION Technologies, Wall Street Systems and Deva Curl.
Claire O'Connor
Managing Director and Head of Loan Capital Markets & Acquisition Finance @Barclays Capital
Claire O’Connor is a Managing Director and Head of Loan Capital Markets & Acquisition Finance in the Americas at Barclays. She is responsible for the origination and structuring of corporate and acquisition financings for major corporate clients, and has led a number of the largest global capital raises in the industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Barclays Capital Inc., Barclays broker/dealer subsidiary, chairs the Investment Bank’s Capital Commitment Committee and the Investment Banking Distribution Committee. She also serves on Barclays Women’s Initiative Network (Win) Steering Committee. Claire joined Barclays in 2008. Prior to joining Barclays, Claire built and led the Acquisition Finance business for Lehman Brothers, which she joined in 2005 from JPMorgan. Claire previously served on the Board of the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women and its Executive Committee.
Carolyn Hastings
Managing Director, Credit @Bain Capital Credit
Ms. Hastings joined Bain Capital Credit in 2008. She is a Managing Director in the Private Credit Group based in Bain Capital Credit’s Boston office and a Credit Committee member. Previously, Ms. Hastings was an Associate at Thomas H. Lee Partners and an analyst in the Healthcare Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Hastings received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a B.S.Ec. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Hastings received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a B.S.Ec. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nayef Perry
Managing Director, Direct Credit Investments @Hamilton Lane
Nayef is a Managing Director and Global Co-head of Direct Credit based in the firm’s Miami office. He is an Investment Committee member and jointly responsible for leading all aspects of the firm’s credit platform. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2013, Nayef was a Vice President at GE Capital where he focused on middle-market sponsor-backed leveraged finance transactions. Nayef began his career as a management consultant at CEB. Nayef received an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
Marissa Mann Andrews
Vice President @Saratoga Investment Advisors
Marissa Mann Andrews is a Vice President of Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, the Company’s investment adviser, and is involved in credit analysis, underwriting, portfolio monitoring, and valuation. Ms. Mann is also actively involved in the business development efforts of Saratoga. Prior to joining Saratoga in 2014, Ms. Mann Andrews was an Analyst with J.P. Morgan’s Leveraged Finance Group where she worked on the origination of a number of high yield bond and leveraged loan financings. Ms. Mann Andrews graduated cum laude with a BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University. Ms. Mann is an active member of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Opus Connect.