SFNet's Asset-Based Capital Conference 2021

March 9 - 11, 2021

Live Online


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SFNet's Asset-Based Capital Conference offers you the opportunity to join your colleagues in asset-based lending, alternative asset management, private debt, private equity, distressed debt, and service providers such as attorneys and appraisers for panels and discussions on the rapidly changing economic environment and how it impacts your portfolios and business opportunities.

On March 9-11, we will bring ABCC to you live online, with the great content and opportunities for networking that you have come to expect from the conference.

Featuring:

“[SFNet Connect is] a great way to connect, re-connect with referral sources, colleagues and friends”

SFNet 76th Annual Convention attendee
  • Outstanding Networking access through our acclaimed SFNet Connect Platform.
  • Hours of dedicated and facilitated meeting time each day
  • More Insightful Sessions than ever before (37 in all)
  • New “Executive Insights” from notable borrowers
  • Highest attended ABCC to date

     

Agenda 

March 8, 2021

On-Demand starting at 12:00 p.m. EST
SFNet’s Capital Markets Boot Camp
Sponsored by Parker, Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Ahead of the ABCC event starting on March 9th, this on-demand Capital Markets Boot Camp is the perfect precursor to the conference panels. First-time attendees (and those looking for a refresher) can join senior capital markets executives for this foundation program in financial markets. It covers the major capital markets – equities and debt and the main derivative markets – futures, forwards, options and swaps.

Attendees will learn about each of the main products and how they are used by companies and institutions such as fund managers, banks and secured lenders.

March 9, 2021

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Welcome Remarks and Intro
SFNet CEO Rich Gumbrecht and ABCC Conference Chair Barry Bobrow kick-off one of the most unique Asset-Based Capital Conferences we have ever held. It's a whole new ballgame!

9:35 – 10:35 a.m.
Economic & Political Outlook Panel
Sponsored by TD Bank
To set the stage for the 2021 ABCC conference, we are pleased to present a panel discussion bringing together macro perspectives on economics, credit and geopolitics.

Moderator: Jeff Wacker, Head of US ABL Originations, TD Bank

Panelists: David Chmiel, Managing Director, Global Torchlight
David Mericle, Economist, Goldman Sachs
Lyuba Petrova, U.S. Head of Leveraged Finance, Fitch Ratings

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Roundtable Rooms
Following our session, join your colleagues (and panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking
• Diversity Networking
• International Networking
• Legal Networking
• Private Equity Networking

10:55 – 11:45 a.m.
M&A Panel

A report on the state of middle market M&A and financing activities in 2021.

Moderator: Robert Horak, Managing Director, Lincoln International
Panelists: Eric Bommer, Partner, Sentinel Capital Partners
Eric Malchow, Managing Director and President North America, Lincoln International
Emily Wildes, Managing Director, Lincoln International

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Roundtable Rooms

Following our session, join your colleagues (and panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking

12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

12:50 – 1:20 p.m.
Executive Insights Concurrent Sessions

Hear Senior Executives from the National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation and prominent asset-based borrowers talk about the market environment, key challenges and opportunities, business strategies, performance expectations and experiences during the Pandemic.

1:20 -2:10 p.m.
Bankruptcy Panel
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers

What you need to know: a discussion of hot issues in relation to lenders, including:

  • Split sales/inventory
  • Steps you are taking in light of COVID
  • Litigation surrounding business interruption
Moderator: Cindi Giglio, Associate General Counsel, Gordon Brothers
Panelists: Julia Frost-Davies, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Mackenzie Shea, Managing Director, BRG
Andrew Thau, Senior Legal Analyst, Whitebox Advisors LLC

 

2:10 – 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 – 3:05 p.m.
Diversity in Funding - Providing Capital to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses
Prominent players in the ABL and PE space, along with their clients, discuss the benefits of deploying capital to diverse business.

Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA

3:05 – 3:50 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

3:50 – 4:40 p.m.
COVID-19 Panel
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health (NJH) is at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ranging from developing faster, more accurate testing, to research partnerships focused on therapeutics and vaccines, to administering hundreds of ICU beds in Colorado and five other mountain states, NJH is fully engaged in the fight against COVID-19.

NJH is well known in the asset-based market for the annual Financial Industries Dinner. Numerous leaders from our industry have been honored and participated in this highly successful annual fundraising event.

As part of the 2021 ABCC conference we are pleased to have a presentation from several of the top physicians and scientists from National Jewish Health for an update on the potential COVID-19 vaccines, treatment developments and what we can do to help protect our communities.

Moderator: Michael Scolaro, Managing Director, Head of Asset Based Lending, BMO Harris Bank

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Around the Horn Daily Recap

Catch up on all the action and highlights of the day "SportsCenter" style, and hear candid comments from our panel of experts.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Evening Networking Activities
Sponsored by Otterbourg P.C.

March 10, 2021

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Intro

Conference Chair Barry Bobrow lays out the groundwork for day 2 of our Live Online program.

9:35 – 10:35 a.m.
Keynote Speaker, Kevyn Orr
Sponsored by White Oak
Kevyn Orr, the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s U.S. Offices Washington DC office, was appointed in 2013 by the then-Governor of Michigan to be the Emergency Manager of Detroit as it went through a financial restructuring. Building on that unique experience, Kevyn’s current practice focuses in part on other states and municipalities to address financial and restructuring issues. Kevyn will address the current environment for entities in this area, his client base, and the unique issues that arise in restructurings when they are in the public sector.

Moderator: Barry Bobrow, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
Speaker: Kevyn Orr, Partner-In-Charge, Jones Day

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Roundtable Rooms
Following our session, join your colleagues (and our speaker) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking

10:55 – 11:45 a.m.
2021 - The Return of M&A is ABL Time in Europe
M&A was not very prevalent in Europe for most of 2020, but it started to make a comeback in Q3/Q4. COVID created almost a full-drop of this activity, but it is having a strong rebound and there are high expectations that it will push past where it would be if COVID had not slowed its progress. Join our panel of experts in the lender, advisor and legal world as they examine if 2021 is the year that European M&A steps back up to the plate.

Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Roundtable Rooms

Following our session, join your colleagues (and some of the panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking

12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

12:50 – 1:20 p.m.
Executive Insights Concurrent Sessions
Hear Senior Executives from the National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation and prominent asset-based borrowers talk about the market environment, key challenges and opportunities, business strategies, performance expectations and experiences during the Pandemic.

1:20 -2:10 p.m.
Retail Panel
Sponsored by Hilco Global

Restructuring and where it is leading the industry. Based on what we've seen so far, can we look into the future and point to winners and losers?

Moderator: Ian Fredericks, Executive Vice President, Hilco Global
Panelists: Robert Duffy, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
William Kearney, Managing Director, White Oak Commercial Finance
David Kurtz, Head of Global Restructuring, Lazard
Josh Sussberg, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

2:10 – 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 – 3:05 p.m.
Bank ABL vs Non-Bank ABL
Sponsored by CIT Commercial Finance
- How is the Bank ABL product evolving?
- Are we returning to the days of Congress, Foothill, GE, Heller, CIT, Finova, etc.
- How do banks successfully negotiate the OCC ABL Handbook for considering liquidity vs cash flow in rating an ABL transaction?  Potential pitfalls?

Moderator: Chris Esposito, Head of Asset Based Lending, CIT Commercial Finance
Panelists: Joe Kwasny, Managing Director, Business Development, Huntington Business Credit
Dave Viggiano, Business Leader ABL, Sterling National Bank

3:05 – 3:50 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

3:50 – 4:40 p.m.
Independent Asset-Based Lender Panel
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance
The non-bank finance company market experienced significant disruption due to Covid-19 but also found many new opportunities because of the impact of the virus on borrowers and on bank lenders. As we enter 2021 the sector is poised for significant growth. This panel, drawing from some of the largest players in this segment, will discuss their handling of the issues in 2020 and their plans for the future.

Moderator: David Koshenina, Head, Lender Finance, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital
Panelists: Martin Battaglia, CEO, Encina Business Credit
Mitch Drucker, Partner, Ares Management LLC
Brett Robinson, Managing Director - Portfolio Management & Operations, MidCap Financial
John Rosin, President & COO, Wingspire Capital

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Around the Horn Daily Recap

Catch up on all the action and highlights of the day and hear candid comments from our panel of experts.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Evening Networking Activities
Sponsored by Otterbourg P.C.

March 11, 2021
9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Intro

Conference Chair Barry Bobrow lays out the groundwork for the final day of our Live Online program.

9:35 – 10:35 a.m.
Private Equity Talk
Sponsored by The Lead Left

Warburg Pincus is a private partnership focused solely on private equity. With over $57 billion in assets under management, the firm has a 50+ year track of growth investing, building world class businesses around the globe. We are pleased to have Rob Buonanno, Managing Director of Capital Markets, participating in our 2021 ABCC conference. Rob will be interviewed by Randy Schwimmer, Head of Origination and Capital Markets at Churchill Asset Management and the Editor of The Lead Left, a leading weekly publication focused on private capital.

Moderator: Randy Schwimmer, Senior Head of Origination and Capital Markets, Churchill Asset Management

Speaker: Rob Buonanno, Managing Director, Capital Markets, Warburg Pincus

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Roundtable Rooms

Following our session, join your colleagues (and some of the panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking 

10:55 – 11:45 a.m.
New Administration, New Advocacy

In the wake of the new administration this panel discussion will discuss the upcoming landscape for regulatory and legal changes that could impact our industry.

Moderator: Lon Goldstein, President, Goldstein Policy Solutions
Panelists: TBA

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Roundtable Rooms

Following our session, join your colleagues (and some of the panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking 

12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.
OCC Talk

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is the primary regulator for banks engaged in asset-based lending. We are pleased to be able to hear from a senior official of the OC about their perspective on leveraged lending, bank performance during the Covid-19 pandemic, current views on the safety and soundness of the banking system, and the OCC's perspective on asset-based lending. A Q&A session will follow.

Moderator: Rich Gumbrecht, CEO, Secured Finance Network
Speaker: Terri Barger, Credit Risk Specialist, Bank Supervision Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

1:40 -2:00 p.m.
Roundtable Rooms

Following our session, join your colleagues (and some of the panelists) for an extended Q&A and roundtable session.

1:40 -2:00 p.m.
Networking Rooms

Hop into any of our Networking rooms and connect with your colleagues
• YoPro Networking 
• Diversity Networking 
• International Networking 
• Legal Networking 
• Private Equity Networking

2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
Break

2:05 – 2:55 p.m.
Private Debt Panel
Leading experts provide a perspective on the current environment in debt capital markets.

Moderator: Chris Hebble, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Panelists: Homyar Choksi, Partner, LBC Credit Partners
Doug Goodwillie, Managing Director, Kayne Anderson
Dan Lee, Parner, Comvest Credit Partners
Russell Parks, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

2:55 – 3:40 p.m.
Break or Continued Networking

Open time-block to get caught up on work or catch up with colleagues in our Networking Rooms.

3:40 – 4:40 p.m.
Capital Markets Panel

The capital markets went on a roller coaster ride during 2020 but, as we enter 2021 and start to look beyond the issues related to Covid-19, markets appear highly accommodative and ready for action. This panel will bring it all into focus and address lending opportunities for 2021 and beyond.

Moderator: Barry Bobrow, Managing Director, Head of Loan Sales and Syndications, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Panelists: Fred Bower, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Judith Fishlow-Minter, Managing Director/Co-Head Loan Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets
Erica Frontiero, Managing Director - Head of Capital Markets, Carlyle Global Credit
Darryl Kuriger, Head of ABL Capital Markets, Bank of America

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Around the Horn and Closing Remarks

Catch up on all the action and highlights of the day and hear candid comments from our panel of experts.

 

Thank you to our conference sponsors & exhibitors


Diamond Level

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Platinum Level

CIT

Titanium Level

McGuireWoods logo SFNet
Ottrbourg
Gold Level
Gerber Finance logo
Gordon Brothers
Hilco Global Logo 1
PHRD logo
TD Bank logo
White Oak Commercial Finance logo


Silver Level

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Hahn & Hessen Logo

Peoples United logo

RelPro

WellsFargo

Winston & Strawn logo

Executive
Sky business Credit logo

Exhibitors

Context Business Lending SFNet

Platinum Filings logo SFNet ABCC
 

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Contact Information

Contact: Jeff Walsh

Email: jwalsh@sfnet.com



 

 

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