EDUCATION SESSION #1040
Get Ready for Distressed Investing
Take a deeper dive into distressed investing. Investors expect the credit cycle to turn; the big question is when. Notably, some of the largest funds have started raising capital for distressed deals in Europe. There is increased competition among funds for a limited number of distressed opportunities, including property, retail and casual dining, construction, financial services, auto parts and car manufacturers.

Learn which sectors are most likely to attract investors and what their expectations are for returns. Consider the risks in each industry, as well as the possible downside, when other factors come into play.

Bring your questions and then share your perspectives with colleagues and peers, as you network over drinks following the discussion.

Spaces are limited so please register promptly.
DATE
18 September 2019
TIME
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Event Begins
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Networking reception will follow.
LOCATION
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
Ten Bishops Square
London , E1 6EG , United Kingdom
PARTICIPANTS
David Ereira
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Ian Jackson
The Carlyle Group

Sarah Levi
Lazard

Manon Mendez
PIMCO

Anna Nolan
Moderator
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
HOST
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
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BIOGRAPHIES
David Ereira
Partner, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

David Ereira is a partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s London office. David’s principal areas of practice are Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance, and Real Estate Finance. David was chairman of The Insolvency Service and has been awarded an OBE for services to insolvency. David joined Paul Hastings following 26 years in Magic Circle firms.

Ian Jackson
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Ian B. Jackson is the London based Fund Co-Head and a Managing Director of Carlyle Strategic Partners, advising on distressed and special situation opportunities for The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jackson was a senior analyst with Deutsche Bank's European Distressed Products Group in London for four years, investing across the capital structure from senior secured debt to equity, liquidations, refinancing, private equity and special situations. Prior to that, Mr. Jackson spent five years working for Deutsche Bank's Japanese Distressed Products Group in Tokyo (on behalf of US & European clients) acquiring non-performing loan portfolios and trading Yen denominated corporate bonds. Mr. Jackson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nationwide Accident Repair Services, Akari Care Group and BIS Industries. Mr. Jackson has formerly served on the Board of Directors of Brintons Carpets Limited, Sterling LLC and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board for both Klenk Holz AG and KAP Beteiligungs AG. Mr. Jackson received a B.Sc. (Hons) from City University London Business School.

Sarah Levi
Director, Lazard

Sarah Lévi joined Lazard in 2009 and is a Director in the Restructuring group, based in London. Sarah was involved on a number of recent transactions including: advising Expro on its pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganisation ($1.4bn, UK/US 2018), the senior lenders of Seadrill on its restructuring implemented with prearranged Chapter 11 ($12.8bn, Bermuda, 2018), the Senior Term Loan lenders of Edcon as part of its debt organisation ($2bn, South Africa, 2017/2015), Apollo as part of the demerger and debt restructuring of Stemcor ($2bn, UK, 2015), the senior Propco lenders of General Healthcare Group on its restructuring (£2.2bn, UK, 2015), Warwick Capital with regards to the restructuring of Punch Taverns (£2.3bn, UK, 2014), UK Department of Health on the sale of Plasma Resources UK to Bain Capital (£230m, UK, 2013), the Senior Lenders of BAWAG on its restructuring and recapitalisation (€3.6bn, Austria, 2012) and Eurotaxglass’s on its corporate restructuring (€250m, UK, 2012). Sarah holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Finance from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Manon Mendez
Vice President, PIMCO

Manon Mendez is a portfolio manager at PIMCO based in London focusing on distressed and special situations investments. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, she was an investment analyst on the distressed debt trading desk at Goldman Sachs, investing in both private and public distressed and stressed companies and special situations across the capital structure. She holds an undergraduate and a master's degree in law and business administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.

Anna Nolan
Associate, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Anna Nolan is an associate in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s London office. Anna has broad experience advising on financial and corporate restructurings (contentious and non-contentious matters) and insolvency matters including transactions with a real estate asset focus. Anna is a member of the Education Committee of 100 Women in Finance and a director of the Turnaround Management Association. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Anna was an associate in the Special Situations team at another leading US Law firm. Anna holds an undergraduate and a master's degree in law (Hons) from the University of Warsaw and an undergraduate and a master's degree in finance from the Warsaw School of Economics.
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