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Paul W. Hespel, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, February 03, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul W. Hespel, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Significant Developments in Acquisition Finance: What You Need to Know in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).

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Paul W. Hespel
Paul W. Hespel is a partner in the Financial Services Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Hespel specializes in finance and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on transactional finance matters (including leveraged acquisition financings and transactional finance matters in distressed settings), mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, high yield debt offerings, out-of-court restructurings and liability management transactions. Mr. Hespel handles both domestic and cross-border engagements.

Mr. Hespel represents corporate borrowers, financial sponsors, portfolio companies, arrangers, agent banks, financial institutions and alternative capital sources. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating secured and investment grade credit facilities, first lien, second lien, mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, liquidity lines, letter of credit facilities and high yield debt offerings. Mr. Hespel also counsels clients on forbearance arrangements, out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.

About Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. Peppers Financial Services Practice Group includes more than 45 lawyers and other professionals who focus their practices on issues affecting the financial services industry.
Event Synopsis:

In March 2013, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued updated Leveraged Lending Guidance for the financial institutions. The Guidance could change the way acquisition financings are arranged and under-written. Specifically, the guidance addresses covenant-lite loans and loans to entities with leverage multiples above 6 times their earnings or those which cannot reasonably be re-paid from cash flows.

In this two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide a discussion of the Significant Developments in Acquisition Finance.

This CLE webinar will provide guidance, to counsel for private equity sponsors, strategic buyers and financing sources, on minimizing the financial and legal risks of evaluating and designing acquisition financing and developing strategies for loan documentation and inter-creditor issues.

Key topics include:
- Acquisition Finance – An Introduction
- The Revised Leveraged Lending Guidance
- Leveraged Lending Transactions
- Leveraged Lending by Alternative Capital Sources
- Qualifications for an Eligible Assignee
- Evolution in Credit Agreement Provisions
- EBITDA Calculations in Loan Agreements
- Trends in Acquisition Financing
- Reverse Termination Fees
- ‘SunGard’ Protection
- Flex Provisions
- Loan Buy-backs and Amendment and Extension
- Defaulting Lender Provisions
- Solvency Representation
- Ratings Conditions
- Equity Cures
- Rights of Loan Purchasers in Borrower Bankruptcy
- Loan Documentation
- Fraudulent Transfers
- Inter-creditor Issues
- Compliance and Litigation

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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