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Chinese Private & Distressed Debt Investing – Opportunities & Challenges

12 February 2015  |  9:30 EST/14:30 GMT/22:30 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

As private debt continues to grow as an asset class, China distressed debt investing has come to the forefront of investing opportunities. The continuous slowing of the Chinese economy and a growing selloff of non-performing loans heighten the pressing need to understand this unique investing option, especially when the growth story is no longer the only play for China.

Join experienced investor in Chinese distressed debt and special situations, Mr. Benjamin Fanger of Shoreline Capital, and a veteran lawyer of Chinese investments, Mr. Howard Chao of O’Melveny & Myers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing this strategy.

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Chinese Private Equity Market Overview

3 December 2014  |  9:30 EST/14:30 GMT/22:30 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Join CDH Investments, Shoreline Capital and our panel of China private equity market experts for the next EMPEA Professional Development Webcast as they discuss China’s economic status, development outlook, and the implications on investments in China and the world.

Key topics discussed, included:

  • Ignoring the noise in the headlines, where does China's economy actually stand?
  • Hard landing, soft landing or no landing – will Beijing use extreme measures similar to the last credit expansion to “save” itself and the rest of the world’s economy?
  • Averting one debt default after another, will China follow in Japan’s footstep to a long recession after the burst of the debt problem?
  • Regardless of China's recent economic reforms, what will be the sources of its long-term economic growth?

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Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets

13 November 2014  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Join experts from Darby Private Equity, DEG, NBK Capital and Vantage Mezzanine for this EMPEA Professional Development Webcast as we discuss the role of mezzanine financing in emerging markets.

Key topics discussed, included: 

  • What is mezzanine, and how does its practice differ in emerging markets compared to developed markets? 
  • What are the differences / similarities in how mezzanine is practiced across each emerging market region? 
  • How big is the emerging markets mezzanine industry, and how has it performed? 
  • How should LPs think about mezzanine strategies? 
  • Where are opportunities for mezzanine investments over the next 10 years? 

Learn more about the emerging markets mezzanine industry in EMPEA's special edition report, Private Credit Solutions: Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets

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Changing Landscape of EM PE Fund Formation

25 September 2014  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

The market leading specialists at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP discussed the changing landscape of emerging markets private equity fund formation, including key terms and conditions that sponsors and investors must consider in organizing and operating emerging markets funds. Key topics discussed included:

  • Fund structuring complexities and best practices
  • Trends in emerging markets terms and conditions
  • Tax and regulatory considerations affecting fund structures and terms
  • Compliance with anti-bribery/anti-corruption laws and regulations
  • The impact of evolving global regulation on emerging markets funds

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EMPEA’s Long-Term Strategy and What It Means for Members

9 September 2014  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Community Discussion

An EMPEA interactive discussion led by Robert van Zwieten, President & CEO, about our recently announced Long-Term Strategy and what it means for EMPEA Members. This webcast offered EMPEA Members a chance to hear the highlights of the organization’s new strategic plan, discuss the impact, ask questions, and find out how to get more involved with the association. 

Questions this webcast discussion can help answer:

  • What’s new and what does the long-term strategy mean for me as an EMPEA Member?
  • How can I get more involved in the organization and its mission?
  • What are some Member Benefits others are already taking advantage of that I need to know about? What’s coming next?
  • What are the EMPEA Councils and what do they do?
  • How will EMPEA’s strategic initiatives impact the PE investment climate at the global, regional and local level

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