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MAIN PARTNER 

Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of 26 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking℠ to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms1 ($995billion AUM2).

Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. and Natixis Investment Managers S.A. Services/products are not available to all investors in all jurisdictions.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2017 ranked Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

 

Xinova LLC is a global innovation company that helps family offices with core businesses and broad investment portfolios to understand and actively address their vulnerabilities to market disruption from the forces of digitization and technological change. We do this by inventing and developing new technologies (or finding and applying existing technologies in new ways) that solve problems that help companies defend the competitive position of their key assets.

Muzinich & Co. is a privately-owned, institutionally- focused investment firm providing partnership solutions in public and private credit markets globally. Our long-term track record highlights our ability to offer our clients what we believe to be superior risk-adjusted returns across a variety of market conditions with no style drift.

 

PROFESSIONAL PARTNER 

Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct lending and opportunistic private credit investing. Since 2004, the firm has provided private credit solutions to borrowers in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe’s middle market lending platform provides debt financing to businesses, special situation borrowers, and private equity sponsors. Investment types include cash flow, enterprise value and asset-based loans; unitranche financings; and equity co-investments. Monroe is committed to being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, senior management, and private equity and independent sponsors. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Monroe has been recognized by Creditflux as the 2018 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; Global M&A Network as the 2018 Small Middle Markets Lender of the Year; Private Debt Investor as the 2017 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year; M&A Advisor as the 2016 Lender Firm of the Year; and the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2015 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year. For more information, please visit www.monroecap.com.

 
 

BREAKFAST BRIEFING PARTNER

Permira Debt Managers (PDM) have been investing in European private credit for over a decade. Founded in 2007, PDM is the credit arm of Permira, a leading private equity business with over 32 years of experience investing in European and global companies with €33bn committed capital across 16 PE funds. PDM’s integration with the Permira private equity business creates a strong platform and provides a powerful brand.

PDM believes that its investment platform is distinctive in the European credit market. PDM today focuses on three core strategies of direct lending (PCS funds), structured credit (Sigma funds) and CLO management (Providus). These three core strategies are deeply synergistic, combining the benefits of structured credit experience, both as a CLO investor and CLO manager, and fundamental credit analysis skills.

PDM is deeply embedded in the European private credit market and has established a strong reputation as a trusted and supportive partner to businesses and sponsors seeking debt financing. The PDM funds have invested c.€6.9bn since inception, including more than €700m in European CLOs, making them one of the leading specialist private credit investors in Europe.

 

LUNCH PARTNER 

ispace, as a private lunar exploration company developing microrobotics to collect data about lunar resources, is a pioneer in advancing a new paradigm for the investigation and exploration of the Moon and for the commercial utilization of lunar resources.

Today, the company, which managed Team HAKUTO, one of the 5 finalists of the Google Lunar XPRIZE, employs over 65 staff in Japan, Luxembourg and the US, and has signed partnerships with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Government of Luxembourg.  In December 2017, ispace raised nearly $95 million (USD) in its Series-A. The funding will support HAKUTO-R, the world’s first private lunar exploration program consisting of one orbit mission in mid-2020 and one landing mission in mid-2021.

ispace has collaborations with the European Space Agency and is a member of Team Draper, one of the 9 parties that are able to participate in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program.

 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION PARTNER 

Kind Consumer is a healthcare research and development company focused on inhalation technologies. Our mission is to pioneer new technologies to improve public health and address some of the most significant global healthcare challenges in the 21st century and our first step is to launch a medically licensed nicotine inhaler authorised for the treatment of those seeking to cut down and/or stop smoking.