Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Conference 2016

Finding Opportunity in a Volatile World

The Plaza Hotel, New York City - Friday, February 26, 2016

Panels

Distressed Private Equity


PJT Partners will lead a discussion about the current market dynamics affecting distressed private equity investments in the metals and mining industry.

Panelists:

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Terrace Room


Case Study


Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Centerview Partners will lead a discussion on the Chapter 11 Restructuring of Patriot Coal.

Panelists:

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Xavier, Pullitzer, Champagne Suite


Distressed Hedge Fund


Panel information coming soon.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Terrace Room


Operational Restructuring

Leveraging Big Data to Create Transformative Opportunity – Examples from the Retail Industry

Data Analytics (“Big Data”) is being used extensively these days by all types of businesses, whether in turnaround or growth mode. This panel, led by AlixPartners, will explore how Big Data is being used by an entire sector undergoing restructuring, the retail industry. With the exponential growth of online retailers and digital business / marketing mode, retailers are using Big Data in very practical ways to enable them to compete in the new digital world. The examples that will be discussed can be extended to other industries facing similar challenges from new and existing competitors.

Panelists:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Xavier, Pullitzer, Champagne Suite


Financial Restructuring


Miller Buckfire will lead a discussion about recent best practices for plan support agreements.

Panelists:

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Terrace Room



Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP will lead a discussion about the current market dynamics and legal issues affecting the oil and gas industry, which has seen a steep increase in the number of firms encountering financial distress in the past year due to sinking oil prices.

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Xavier, Pullitzer, Champagne Suite

Platinum Sponsors

Centerview Partners Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Gold Sponsors

AlixPartners Miller Buckfire PJT Partners Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Silver Sponsor

Goldin Associates Schulte Roth & Zabel

Bronze Sponsor

Bowery Lazard Alvarez & Marsal Zolfo Cooper

Media Sponsors

AIRA Bloomberg Brief The Deal Debtwire Mergermarket Reorg Research TMA Xtract Research