Mezzanine finance as an investment opportunity is looking attractive for super funds due to continued difficulties in the bank finance market. The risks, returns and challenges of mezzanine finance are to be discussed at a special one-day seminar in Melbourne July 29.

The seminar is being presented by six organisations with expertise in the new asset sub-class: Asia Mezzanine Capital Group, AMP Capital Investors, Ashe Morgan Winthrop, Goldman Sachs JB Were, KKR and Sal. Oppenheim.

Mezzanine finance fits between debt and private equity, with specialist managers employing skills from both those asset classes. The finance is typically either project related or involving the recapitalisation of a corporate venture.

Two case studies are to be presented at the seminar – one on project finance in property and the other on a corporate finance study in Asia.

The seminar will also include an investor panel looking at their hopes and concerns from mezzanine finance investments.

It is being organised by Conexus Financial,
publisher of I&T News.

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