ESG Series #8 - Will the drivers of record deal activity in 2021 – investor confidence and ample liquidity – drive similar strength in 2022? Either way, market breadth, low cost of capital, a focus on ESG, and the shift from commercial banks to capital markets and institutional investment should be continuing trends across sectors for European private equity, credit and infrastructure funds.
In this episode of the podcast, “Strategic Outlook: European Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds in 2022,” host Allan Marks speaks with Milbank partners Barbara Mayer-Trautmann (Banking and Leveraged Finance, Munich) and Markus Muhs (Corporate, Munich) about these trends and what to look for in the year ahead.
About the Speakers:
Barbara Mayer-Trautmann is a partner in Milbank’s Banking and Leveraged Finance Group in Munich. Barbara specializes in leveraged finance and infrastructure finance. Her other areas of expertise include corporate investment grade and sub-investment grade lending as well as financial restructuring. She advises sponsors and corporate borrowers as well as (direct) lenders on all aspects of acquisition finance, infrastructure finance, syndicated lending and financial restructuring.
Markus Muhs is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. He specializes in M&A and private equity and has particular experience in advising financial investors, corporates, asset managers and institutional investors on transactions in the infrastructure sector and investments in tech-driven businesses. He provides a broad practice covering acquisitions, joint ventures and equity syndications as well as complex infrastructure projects.
Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.
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