Financing Leaders: Navigating Capital Constraints & Funding the Next Wave of Deals

Agenda - Day 1

14:00 – 14:40

Financing Leaders: Navigating Capital Constraints & Funding the Next Wave of Deals

Moderator 

Maisie Clarke, Senior Reporter, TMT Finance 

 

Speakers

Joe Valenti, Managing Director, Co-Head of Americas Media & Telecom Investment Banking, BofA Securities

Michael Leitner, Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak

Peter Almond, CFO, T5 Datacenters

Emily Azer, Director Data Infrastructure, GI Partners

 

Financing leaders across digital infrastructure discuss navigating the current financial constraints and strategies for funding the next wave of deals. Speakers analyze the implications of decreasing interest rates on M&A activities and investment strategies anticipated for 2025 after a difficult couple of years. Deliberations delve into the effects of factors like the cost of debt and capital constraints on deal-making processes throughout 2024. Sponsors grapple with the challenge of balancing the imperative for swift deployment with maintaining strategic discipline. 

  • Chair

    Maisie Clarke
    Senior Reporter
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Joe Valenti
    Managing Director, Co-Head of Americas Media & Telecom Investment Banking
    BofA Securities

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    Michael Leitner
    Senior Managing Director
    Stonepeak

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    Emily Azer
    Director Data Infrastructure
    GI Partners

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    Peter Almond
    Chief Financial Officer
    T5 Datacenters

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    Maisie Clarke
    Senior Reporter
    TMT Finance