The 7th edition of
NPL Europe
SPRING CONFERENCE
LONDON
8-9 of March 2018

Premium Sponsors


 

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

For more information, see: www.ey.com

 
 

The EOS Group is one of the leading international providers of customised financial services. Its core business is receivables management. EOS stands for high-quality debt collection in order to protect creditors as well as consumers. With over 8,500 employees and more than 50 subsidiaries, EOS provides services for 20,000 clients in more than 25 countries around the world.

By being connected to an international network of partner companies, the EOS Group offers customers access to resources in more than 140 countries on all continents. The key target sectors are banking, insurance, utilities, telecommunications and IT companies.

For more information, see: www.eos-solutions.com

 
 

Legal Partner


 

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

For more information, see: www.dlapiper.com

 
 

Russia Market Partner


 

Legacy Square Capital

In 2001 a group of Investors launched a new business to invest in distressed assets. Legacy Square Capital has now invested more than $200 million in 20+ distressed companies over 14 years, establishing the LSC Value Recovery LP Fund in 2015. This fund has invested in Russian & CIS companies in different industries experiencing financial difficulties, or in various stages of bankruptcy proceedings.

The LSC VALUE RECOVERY II L.P. Fund  offers its investors a structured platform, a professional team of managers, a strong Advisory Board and an unparalleled knowledge of local legal systems.

For more information, see: www.legacysquarecapital.com

 
 

Technology Partner


 

Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. is a leading global technology provider of secure content collaboration solutions supporting NPL transactions.

For 20 years Intralinks has been serving the debt capital markets community with one of the most widely used loan platforms for deal and document management.
Intralinks provides government agencies, advisors and brokers with the tools they need to streamline the debt divestiture process from pitch to sale. With Intralinks, NPL teams can maximize their proceeds by executing deals faster.

Intralinks is the most trusted Virtual Data Room provider, with a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions valued at $28.1+ trillion.

For more information, see: www.intralinks.com

 
 

Block Sponsors


 

Vieira de Almeida is a leading and independent law firm with solid international experience. We are proud to have been involved in many ground-breaking transactions in Portugal in the last 40 years, and to maintain privileged relations with some of the top international law firms around the world. We work as a team with our clients, making their objectives our own. Based on our experience, we strive to deliver innovative and solid solutions, under the highest standards of performance with only one aim in view:  clients'‚Äč success.

Our international footprint is one of the largest among the leading Lisbon-based law firms being present in eleven jurisdictions, including francophone Africa, through VdA Legal Partners - a fully integrated network of independent law firms.

For more information, see: www.vda.pt

 
 

FIRE Spa

Born in 1992, Fire is the Italian leading company in credit collection and management. With a turnover of 40 million in 2017 and over 2000 resources on the Italian territory, the company offers end-to-end high added value services to banks, financial institutions, utilities, telcos, public administrations and institutional investors willing to buy non-performing loans portfolios of any asset class (secured and unsecured).

Cutting-edge technologies and engineered, lean processes applied to collection strategies, business intelligence-driven operations, a strong internal control structure to ensure compliance with an ever-changing regulatory environment and high level training, make Fire a top performer and a trend setter in the debt recovery market.

For more information, see: www.firespa.it

 
 

As financial institutions around the world continue to focus on deleveraging their balance sheets, Allen & Overy has been at the forefront of the market, advising both governments, buyers and sellers of NPLs and we are well placed to setup and manage the legal aspects of SPVs for this purpose.

We are considered to be the premier firm across a range of banking and capital markets products and are able to bring together teams from across our leading practices in complementary areas such as funds, regulatory, debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation to cover every aspect of a proposed transaction.

For more information, see: www.allenovery.com

 
 

FICO is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s ground-breaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behaviour has transformed entire industries.

FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption — such as the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States.

For more information, see: www.fico.com

 
 

TRACE CAPITAL Advisors, founded in 2014, is a boutique focused on Principal Investment, Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Restructuring and Financial / Operational / Legal Advisory in Performing and Non-Performing Real Estate, Financial and Corporate Assets (including NPLs), Special Situations, and Alternative Finance in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Southeastern Europe (SEE).

TRACE CAPITAL Advisors specialises in Off Market Transactions.

TRACE CAPITAL Advisors provides Valuation, Sourcing, Debt and Equity Finance, Asset Management, and Marketing in relation to Performing and Non-Performing Assets and Special Situations.

TRACE CAPITAL Advisors’ clients and partners include Funds, Financial Institutions, Corporates, Family Offices, and Supra-Nationals based in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States.

TRACE CAPITAL Advisors opens doors and closes deals.

For more information, see: www.tracecap.com

 
 

Qualco is an industry leading software & service provider with more than 15 years’ proven experience in enabling clients to take control of customer data across the entire credit lifecycle. Whether you are looking to modernise your internal collections platform, delve deep into the analytics of your entire debt portfolio to drive future strategy, or harness the power of external service providers.

Qualco has a solution to help you drive efficiencies and streamline your C&R strategy. Qualco supports over 70 clients in more than 15 countries operating across industries such as: Banking, Financial services, Debt purchasers, Retail, Utilities and Telecoms.

For more information, see: www.qualco.eu

 
 

Standard Sponsors


 

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation specialising in audit, advisory, accounting, tax and legal services. The Group operates in 79 countries and draws on the expertise of 18,000 professionals to assist companies – major international groups, SMEs, private investors – and public bodies at every stage of their development.

At Mazars we believe the best strategies are driven by collective intelligence. We see it as our responsibility to independently advocate financial and operating models that promote stability, quality, transparency, confidence and sustainable growth.

We believe in customised solutions, addressing each of our client’s challenges with a dedicated team of experts combining local market knowledge and global technical expertise.

For more information, see: www.mazars.com

 
 

DebtX - The Debt Exchange is the world's premier, full-service loan sale advisor for commercial, consumer and specialty finance debt.

DebtX operates the largest online marketplace for loan sales, serving commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, and government sponsored enterprises. DebtX’s innovative deal management platform and loan sale process maximize proceeds and have been assessed and approved by many of the world’s most sophisticated financial institutions for functionality, security and privacy.

DebtX provides valuation and analytics services, including objective mark-to-market loan valuations using unique pricing models that incorporate data from hundreds of thousands of loans.

For more information, see: www.debtx.com

 
 

Keinavo

Keinavo provides auditing, consultancy and training services on Big Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence; System Integration and Optimization; Data Management; Platform and Business Process Management.  A Partner with Oracle, SAS, Cloudera and Bonitasoft, with offices in Italy and Switzerland, Keinavo supports clients in EMEA during the full project lifecycle – requirements gathering to functional analysis, implementation and system maintenance.

Keinavo is the perfect Partner for designing and managing tailored NPL Servicing Platforms, helping reduce time and resources in preliminary phases (e.g. Due Diligence, Pricing) and post-acquisition processing by keeping your Platform lean and agile.

Collaborating with Keinavo means counting on certified skills and strategic partnerships to carry out your projects.

For more information, see: www.keinavo.com

 
 

Solvia is a leading Real Estate Servicer provider in the Spanish market, specialized in both Retail and Corporate sectors with more than €30bn in assets under management. It has entered into the Real Estate brokerage for individuals, SMEs and companies, as well as in the property development for third parties.

Solvia´s multidisciplinary team offers a broad range of services such as: Retail Sales & Marketing; Corporate & Investors; Property Development; and Loan & Legal Asset Management. It has recently experienced a huge growth, and is currently transforming its business model, entering into new activities such as C2C and B2B Real Estate services.

For more information, see: www.solvia.es

 
 

Duff & Phelps REAG offers professional and independent specialist consulting to the real estate sector. Over time REAG has established itself as leader in the fields of valuation and property consulting services. REAG is a division of Duff & Phelps. Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, real estate, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting.

The mission of REAG is the creation of value by means of the analysis of scenarios, the formulation of strategies and the application of proven methodologies. REAG provides wide-ranging services for the development and management of single assets or property portfolios in a logic of Global Network and Local Consulting.

For more information, see: www.reag-dp.com

 
 

Hogan Lovells

At Hogan Lovells we have a global team of lawyers actively engaged in delivering loan portfolio sale and financing transactions for a wide range of clients.

We combine leading practices in commercial and retail banking, debt capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, regulation and tax to provide clients looking to buy, sell or fund distressed or par loan portfolios with precisely the level of advice needed to complete the transaction successfully.

We are renowned for our collaborative and pragmatic attitude and our solutions-based approach to transactions — and for our exceptional commitment to clients.

For more information, see: www.hoganlovells.com

 
 

Associate Sponsors


 

Advantage Software Factory (ASF) is a leading provider of business software solutions.

More than 15 years experience enables the company to build state of the art systems using innovative technologies and clean designs.

The main product, Capone Debt Collection Platform, is an enterprise collection software that helps collection entities to control, manage and automate the end-to-end operational processes, delivering a wide range of functionalities and flexibility.

Capone has a proven track record of over 40 implementations in 13 countries worldwide for several industries, such as: banking and financial services, telecom and debt collection agencies.

For more information, see: www.asf.ro

 
 

Strategic Turn Asset Management

Founded in 2017, StrategicTurn is a Portuguese independent asset management company, headquartered in Lisbon, focused in the servicing of corporates and SME’s non-performing loans, real estate management and advisory services.

The legal team has a solid expertise and reputation, having managed more than €3bn of non-performing loans in the last 25 years. The real estate team has more than 12 years’ experience in the Portuguese market having dealt with all asset classes.

The advisory team has an investment banking background of more than 50 years, with large expertise in transaction structuring and execution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, and turnarounds.

For more information, see: www.stgturn.com

 
 

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.

Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm’s restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

When action matters, find us at www.alvarezandmarsal.com

 
 

AZ Holding is an independent Full Credit Servicer specialized in NPL management across all assets classes (corporate, unsecured and real estate). We  coordinate our collection channels and integrate public and private information in order to define the most effective collection strategy and ensure the highest performance to our Clients (major national financial institutions, international funds, utility companies and servicers).

AZ Holding is able to combine: info-providing, asset class and collection to ensure flexibility in action and excellent performance. AZ Holding has assets for over 600mln euro currently under management.

For more information, see: www.azholding.it/en

 
 

Cuatrecasas is a law firm present in over 10 countries. We have over 900 lawyers, organized by business and industry-specific practice areas, who provide the knowledge and experience of the business law specialties applicable in each case, with a sectoral approach.

The Finance Group is highly regarded for handling distressed debt transactions: acquisition of corporate debt, loan portfolios and restructuring debt processes in Spain. Cuatrecasas’ Finance team advises distressed/special situation funds (as purchaser) and financial institutions (as seller) in many significant deals. Year after year, international directories rank the Finance specialties in 1st tier.

For more information, see: www.cuatrecasas.com

 
 

Aquileia Capital Services

Aquileia Capital Services is a financial intermediary included in the Register pursuant to art. 106 of TUB (Italian Banking Consolidated Law) and is specialised in the management of both performing and non-performing loans, as well as of real estate assets. The company is well-established in its territory and relies on high-skilled staff.

Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l. offers a full range of services, following processes in every phase of their life-cycle. Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l. has a solid experience in the industrial and retail segments, as well as in the field of financial lease, which distinguishes it from other players.

For more information, see: www.aquileiacapital.com

 
 

For more than a century, Wilmington Trust has been a leader in corporate trust services, serving on some of the largest and highest profile transactions. We have capabilities in some of the world's most attractive jurisdictions, and develop customised solutions, pairing technology and disciplined, tenured staff.

As a trusted provider, due to our non-creditor role in transactions, we are able to act as a neutral, impartial Trustee or Agent, taking a creative and collaborative approach to achieving a successful transaction.

For more information, see: www.wilmingtontrust.com

 
 

Media Partners


 

Advance news, data and analytics on debt situations.

Debtwire is the only intelligence service that reports on corporate debt situations before credit ratings are downgraded. It offers unique insights, brings together relevant news from around the world and provides in-depth credit analysis, debt data, and credit analytics for the distressed debt and leveraged finance markets.

For more information, see: www.debtwire.com

 
 

Aura REE is a leading advisor on portfolio valuation in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Our success is based on a proprietary RE platform with more than 45 million comparables, our data-driven approach to understand the market and a group of highly-skilled professionals with full knowledge of the RE market.  Since 2009 we have valued more than €50 billion worth of real estate. Our focus is to help our clients on portfolio  valuation, stratification and selection, RICS asset class valuation, land viability plans, hotel repositioning, tailor made market research analysis and any RE related matter.

For more information, see: www.auraree.com

 
 

Credit-connect.co.uk is a business to business digital news site for consumer and commercial collections professionals. Credit Connect’s segmented media and data information includes contacts in the UK NPL debt sale and and Merger & Acquisitions sectors  Credit Connect is designed so that businesses can engage, interact, network and connect, using a number of the site’s digital media platforms. Credit Connect also produces an annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards. Contact Colin White on 0044 1622 437014 to find out more.

For more information, see: www.credit-connect.co.uk

 
 

Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community. Our experienced contributors provide this quality and in-depth insight in a clear and concise way, providing leading players and key figures with up to date information within the finance sector.. Read in over 200 different countries and ranked below 15,000 globally by Alexa across billions of websites.

For more information, see: www.globalbankingandfinance.com

 
 

Savvy Investor is a professional resource hub for institutional investors and fund managers, curating the best investment articles and white papers from around the globe. The research library is made up of 50 topics, including a section enabling investment professionals to instantly access the latest Debt and Credit Outlook white papers.

Savvy Investor is entirely free to use, and the site’s members have access to a Research Library of over 13,000 white papers. Companies enhance their reputation by publishing research and managing their company page in the Company Directory, which again is free of charge.

For more information, see: www.savvyinvestor.net

 
 

FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as price forecasts for 33 key commodities. The company is supported by an extensive global network of analysts.

Since its launch in 1999, FocusEconomics has established a solid reputation as a reliable source for timely and accurate business intelligence among Clients from a variety of industries, including the world's major financial institutions, multinational companies and government agencies.

For more information, see: www.focus-economics.com

 
 

Asset-Backed Alert

Excel in the New-Look Securitization Business

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers hard-to-get news and statistics on the new-look ABS, MBS and CLO markets around the globe. The newsletter routinely gives subscribers the earliest word on money-making plays and risks emerging from the securitization of consumer loans, home mortgages and corporate receivables. See for yourself by signing up for a three-issue FREE trial subscription to Asset-Backed Alert. Start your free trial at ABAlert.com, or call 201-659-1700.

For more information, see: www.abalert.com

 
 

TRADERS’ media is a boutique publishing house which specialises in education on investments and trading. It was founded in May 2002 and since then there have been produced four monthly editions in German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

The most up to date information on technical analysis, but also on mathematical and psychological aspects of trading, are presented every month through articles and interviews. TRADERS’ has been repeatedly voted “the best magazine for investors” in the UK. Topics cover a vast array, from intraday and swing trading to position management, in many asset classes. Besides its monthly publication, the company also produces customised editions for big banks and brokers worldwide

For more information, see: www.traders-mag.gr or www.traders-mag.es or www.traders-mag.it

 
 


Reorg Research is an industry-leading provider of real-time news, commentary, and analysis on issues affecting the distressed debt and leveraged finance markets. We provide independent, insightful and timely market intelligence and analysis to the leading asset managers, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms and financial advisors so they can make better business and investment decisions.

For more information, see: www.reorg-research.com

 
 


CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade space - including Leveraged Loans and High Yield-, the Special Situations and Structured Finance markets. Our emphasis is on multiple sourcing of key information to ensure we only publish accurate, value-added intelligence to our client base of fund managers, credit analysts, private equity sponsors, investment bankers, restructuring advisors, traders, lawyers and accountants.

For more information, see: www.capital-structure.com

 
 

SeeNews is an independent one-stop-shop provider for business information and market intelligence for Southeast Europe. For over 15 years we have given a 360-degree perspective on 11 promising economies, so businesses can make informed decisions.

The integrated portfolio of services comprises, industry analyses, reports, company profiles, business and economic news monitoring and analysis of traditional and social media and annual rankings (TOP 100 SEE). Above all, SeeNews offers expert research on-demand  based on the client’s criteria. The company’s clients include IBM, Uniqa, HypoNoe Group, Lexis Nexis, and Buraeu van Dijk, among others.

For more information, see: www.seenews.com


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