7th Annual Private Debt Chicago
LPGP Connect Private Debt Chicago brings together LPs and GPs from the global private credit market to look at the latest developments and market trends. Now in its 7th year, join over 40 industry leading speakers to learn how the market is maturing and where the best opportunities can be found today and in the future.
The conference agenda has been designed to give investors an in depth look at the most up to date issues and concerns for investment groups who currently invest in the asset class and those that are looking to learn more and navigate the many opportunities on offer.
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Applied Real Intelligence (A.R.I.) is a Los Angeles-based venture debt investment manager focused on providing financing solutions to innovative, high-growth, VC-backed companies in recession-resistant sectors and underserved regions in North America. A.R.I. has dual missions of: (1) democratizing access to capital for all founders; (2) providing A.R.I.’s investors with access to “innovation” as an asset class, superior risk-adjusted returns, security of capital, and strong portfolio diversification benefits. A.R.I. is currently raising capital for A.R.I. Venture Debt Opportunities Fund I from qualified purchasers under Rule 506(c). To learn more, please visit www.arivc.com.
Murray Devine Valuation Advisors, a premier national firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with offices in New York City and Austin, TX, provides financial opinions, financial and portfolio valuations and related valuation advisory services for leading private equity firms, business development companies (BDCs), private debt and hedge funds, commercial banks and corporations throughout the country. Since its founding in 1989, the firm had remained true to its exclusive focus on “valuation and valuation only.” This guiding principal fosters subject matter expertise, through analysis and operating efficiencies that provide our clients with a premium work product and experience at an optimal value. Unwavering focus, reliability, and responsiveness are the hallmarks of every Murray Devine engagement.
SS&C Advent, a business unit of SS&C, is helping over 4,300 investment firms in more than 50 countries—from established global institutions to small start-up practices—to grow their business and thrive. Delivering unparalleled precision and ahead-of-the-curve solutions for more than 30 years, we help our clients minimize risk, work together seamlessly, and shape the future of investment management.
Locust Point Capital is a credit focused alternative asset manager that invests exclusively in the U.S. Seniors Housing sector. We provide custom financing solutions to companies seeking flexible, non-dilutive capital by filling the financing gap left by banks and traditional credit providers. We invest opportunistically in the U.S. seniors housing industry which has historically offered attractive uncorrelated returns. What makes Locust Point stand apart from other lenders is our experienced team of investment professionals, our extensive market knowledge, and the numerous long-term relationships that Locust Point’s management team has cultivated over more than two decades. Our investment philosophy is anchored by a set of core investment principals which include: a commitment to excellence in investing; an alignment of interest with our investors, our portfolio companies, and our team; a collaborative and cooperative culture; and a disciplined, opportunistic approach to investing. These principals, coupled with a culture that is built on providing transparency, flexibility, and reliability, guide our decisions and enhance our ability to achieve our goal of generating consistent cycle-tested returns.
Who we are
• Altmore Capital is a specialty lender in the U.S. cannabis industry offering senior-secured term loans
• Founded in 2018 and pioneered U.S. cannabis debt
• Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 7 investment professionals
Successful track record
• Started deal-by-deal in 2018, then in 2021 raised & invested a $110M closed-end fund that was invested across a dozen debt investments with approximately 16% average annual interest
• Since 2018, have made two dozen investments, led > $270M in total financings, invested > $180M in U.S. cannabis debt
Altmore Debt Fund II, LP
• Altmore’s second closed-end fund: target $200M
• 4-year term with two successive 1-year extensions
• Initial close June 1, 2022; 12-month fundraise
• Over $650MM of actionable pipeline
• $100MM of term-sheet executed investments ready to close – target 12 to 18 months to full investment
• Cannabis industry has proven performance during economic downturn
• Top of capital stack secured investments with floating interest rates
• Target unlevered net annual return of 11-12%; leveraged annual return of 14-15%
FIRSTavenue is a leading global placement agent and advisory firm. We are focused on raising capital for private funds and companies and providing advice on private secondary transactions. FIRSTavenue operates across three asset classes: private credit, private equity and real assets. We are a team of 40 professionals based in four offices across the globe.
MGG Investment Group provides bespoke investing solutions to mid-size and growing companies throughout North America. We concentrate our efforts on businesses with EBITDA between $5MM and $50MM a year who are in need of growth or bridge capital. In addition to our long-standing focus on senior secured lending, we also opportunistically invest in the common and preferred equity of growing businesses.
With a seasoned and experienced investment team, we are able to conduct due diligence and address complex situations and specialized financing needs expeditiously while providing certainty to close for business owners.
Many leading international asset managers, lenders and asset owners choose Alter Domus as their partner for growth. Whether a stand-alone fund with limited investments, or a large multi-billion-dollar fund with complex investment streams across multiple jurisdictions, we understand your world. Our deep knowledge of the alternative investment industry underpins our technology and informs our decision-making.
We know first-hand the technical complexities and operational challenges you face. And by tapping into a talent pool of more than 3,300 employees worldwide, we can leverage our expertise and cutting-edge technology to put you ahead of the game.
Vertical integration allows us to build dedicated teams to provide support and bespoke solutions for the entire value chain and across our extensive range of services. With an established professional focus on private equity, real assets and debt capital markets sectors, we offer fund administration, corporate services, depositary services, transfer pricing, domiciliation and management company services. Our specific experience in the debt capital markets sector allows us to provide loan administration, agency services, trade settlement and CLO manager services.
Whether a local or a global player, our successful track record and established network of more than 35 offices in 20 countries around the world ensure that we are where you need us to be.
NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages over $2.5 billion across five distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt. Having invested in over 190 companies, NewSpring brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take growing companies to the next level and beyond. Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.
With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Kreos Capital provides innovative and flexible debt solutions to equity-backed, pan-European and Israeli high-growth companies in the technology and healthcare sectors. For over 22 years, our sole focus has been to support our ambitious ecosystem with personal, adaptable and responsive financing through every stage of the growth life cycle – from entry level through to late-stage growth including pre and post-IPO.
Ocorian is a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets. With offices worldwide and customised, scalable solutions, our global network is designed to deliver exactly what our clients need, exactly how and where they need it We are where our clients need us to be. Our global network is designed to put us exactly where our clients need us to maximise the potential of their business and/or investments. This international reach, supported by a broad range of specialised services, allows us to meet the individual needs of all types and size of client, on a local, regional and international level. And we work the way they want to work. Our approach is personal, professional and flexible. We take the time to understand our clients’ ambitions and collaboratively deliver a high-end customised and scalable solution that suits them, whatever the stage of their company or investment life cycle.
Indus Valley Partners (IVP) is a global provider of front, middle and back-office technology solutions, consulting and “digital-first” managed services to over 160 of the most prestigious fund managers on the buy side. Hedge funds, private equity firms and other traditional and alternative asset managers rely on IVP’s expertise as a thinking partner and best-of-breed platforms to digitally transform and future-proof operations – reducing their costs, improving control and increasing productivity across their enterprise. Founded in 2000, IVP remains at the forefront of moving FinanceForwardTM with approximately $3.6 trillion of global AUM managed using its technology and $1.5 trillion AUM reported through its regulatory reporting solution. IVP is headquartered in New York with additional offices located in Salt Lake City, London, Mumbai and Noida.
Founded in 2014, Alignment Credit is a New York based private credit manager, focusing on direct lending to the underserved emerging growth and lower middle-market borrowers. Alignment Credit’s strategic credit financing solutions, including first and second lien term and asset-backed loans, are designed to meet borrower needs, while targeting double-digit underwritten yields with equity participation components on the firm's loan investments. Alignment Credit's target deployment is $10mm-$30mm per transaction, which may be funded at close, or structured in several delayed draws.
Kerberos Capital Management is a boutique alternative asset manager. We seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum with an emphasis on yield, opportunistic, and hybrid strategies. Kerberos’ flagship strategy is providing innovative capital solutions to law firms. The depth of our private credit and direct lending platform has enabled us to generate differentiated absolute and risk-adjusted returns in litigation finance markets, regardless of the business cycle or economic environment. Kerberos’ investment team is comprised of senior members from both the legal and private credit industries, including former principals of the world’s leading law firms and multi-billion dollar private credit funds. The independent, London-based Private Debt Investor magazine named Kerberos Capital Management one of its Top 3 Global Newcomers in the private debt fund category. Kerberos was also named as a finalist in the private credit category of the 2021 Industry Innovation Awards by Chief Investment Officer (CIO) magazine, celebrating the “very best of institutional investing.” Kerberos manages both separate accounts and pooled vehicles for institutional and high net worth investors worldwide.
Deerpath was founded in 2007 by a team of experienced principals to pursue senior debt investments in equity sponsor owned lower middle market companies within the U.S. Deerpath makes first lien, senior secured cash flow-based loans to companies between $50mm and $150mm of enterprise value that have an established operating history, experienced management team, diversified customer base and proven profitability. With regional investment offices located throughout the U.S., Deerpath has comprehensive origination and execution capabilities throughout the country.
Deerpath's safety-first investment style prioritizes preservation of capital over yield in any economic climate. This strategy is based on a carefully coordinated set of key features that work together to provide safety for our investments when unexpected problems arise.
Since inception, Deerpath has completed over 800 investments, deploying over $8.1 billion of invested capital with a superior track record of avoiding credit losses while producing stable and consistent yields.
Egan-Jones Ratings started providing ratings in 1995 for the purpose of issuing timely, accurate ratings. The firm rapidly gained credibility by flagging the failures of Enron and WorldCom, and has since established itself as a leading global provider of credit ratings. Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider. Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Studies by the Federal Reserve and prestigious academic institutions confirm that over time, ratings from the largest NRSROs tend to converge toward the Egan-Jones Rating
Yardi is a leading Prop and Fin Tech innovator providing connected solutions for the real estate industry. We deliver products that support the entire real estate investment lifecycle in a single connected solution, providing full transparency from investor to lease. Real Estate investments grow on Yardi.
Evolution Credit Partners Management (“Evolution”) is an alternative credit investment manager that launched in April 2018 after spinning out from Harvard Management Company. Evolution has approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management as of December 2021 and invests across two primary credit strategies: leveraged finance and trade finance. Evolution’s leveraged finance business provides private capital to companies globally and balance sheet risk mitigation to investment banks. Evolution’s trade finance credit solutions range from trade credit protection to accounts receivable and supply chain finance. Evolution has a value driven approach to credit investing and focuses on asymmetric risk-return opportunities across the capital structure that are often overlooked by the traditional credit investor base.
Founded in 2010, Star Mountain Capital is a lower middle-market direct lending manager focused on two investment strategies: 1) providing debt and equity capital to established, growing small and medium-sized companies; and 2) purchasing LP positions, generally at a discount, from other investors in lower middle-market funds. Star Mountain manages ~$2.5 billion of AUM through funds and SMAs for some of the world’s most sophisticated investors, including individuals, family offices, insurance companies, wealth managers, endowments / foundations and pension plans.
Star Mountain is 100% employee-owned and 100% of employees share in the investment profits across 90+ full-time team members and senior advisors/operating partners.
Star Mountain’s specialty is helping grow privately-owned businesses, both organically and through acquisitions, that have at least $15 million of annual revenues and under $30 million of EBITDA. Star Mountain has closed over 135 direct investments and 25 secondary / fund investments since its inception.
Badge & Lanyard Sponsor
Macquarie Credit Markets provides creative solutions to institutional investors looking to settle specific credit assets into private debt funds with defined timing constraints, addressing liquidity needs and certainty of closing. Use cases include: extending existing capital call/leverage facility capacity, smoothing capital calls, bridge for co-investment/syndication to LP co-invests, affiliates or third parties, fund financing optimization, hedging FX exposures on foreign investments and facilitating allocations of deals to new funds (pre-close). Macquarie is a global financial services group operating in 32 markets in asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment. The diversity of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to our 52-year record of unbroken profitability.
Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 350 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila, serving over 60,000 customers in over 90 countries. Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.
7th Annual Private Debt Chicago
£1,295.00 – £2,250.00
We have complimentary passes for Pension Funds, Foundations, Government Organisations, Non-Profit Organisations, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices, and other LPs to attend subject to verification, to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
General Partners / Service Providers
Learn and join the market leaders:
- Managing Directors, CEOs, Presidents, Partners & Managing Partners
- CIOs, Investment Directors, Heads of Asset Allocation & Portfolio Managers at local and global institutions
Why you need to be there:
- 40+ leading speakers and 8 panel sessions
- Learn about the most important issues in private debt today
- 1-2-1 meetings with investors and managers
- LPs from Public Pension Plans, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Endowments, Single and Multi-Family Offices.
- All hosted under Chatham house rules
- LP-GP Dinner