Acquisition Financing: The Top Priority

Track 3

November 8, 2023   |   9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

While it may only be one ingredient of a successful deal, financing plays a pivotal role at critical junctures in the life of a company. Higher interest rates and increased reluctance of banks to grant loans have had a significant impact of the number of transactions in the first part of 2023. What does the picture look like today. What issues are banks worried about and how can companies and investors address them? Can private debt be replaced entirely? Our experts give their considered opinions.


  • Charles Bourgeois

    Managing Director, H.I.G. Whitehorse

  • Louis Thulliez

    Managing Director, Aether Financial Services. Louis is a Managing Director at Aether Financial Services. Louis joined Aether FS in 2016. Prior to joining Aether FS, Louis worked at HSBC in Leveraged Finance origination and at Tikehau Investment Management as an analyst dedicated to corporate financings. Louis is graduated from Neoma Business School with a master degree in Finance