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Distressed Debt in Private Equity

  • Overview

    A three-day practical course designed to give a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of distressed debt investing. As companies across the globe face economic headwinds and rising interest rates, the number that will default on their obligations and enter bankruptcy protection will rise significantly. This course will help you better understand how this happens and how investors in distressed debt play an important role in the recovery of troubled businesses.

    Through lectures, interactive discussion, practical exercises, you will be able to:

    • Describe the major causes of corporate financial distress
    • Identify the options available to a management team facing default
    • Identify the major players involved in a corporate bankruptcy –investors, legal advisors, financial advisors, operational consultants, management teams, agent banks, lenders, creditors’ committees and others
    • Value each layer of capital in a distressed company’s capital stack – 1st lien debt, other secured debt, unsecured debt, equity and others.
    • Describe the 4 major distressed debt investing strategies: (i) trading; (ii) DIP lending, (iii) substantial influence, (iv) control/turnaround

    Who Should Attend This Course?

    • Portfolio Managers
    • Sovereign Wealth Fund Managers
    • Corporate Financial Executives
    • Credit Analysts
    • Distressed Debt Analysts
    • Restructuring Advisors



  • DAY 1 -  What is Corporate Distress ? 

    1. Types of Corporate Formations
    2. Capital Structures
    3. Signs and Causes of Financial Distress
    4. The US Bankruptcy System – How to make it work for you
    5. Corporate Paths Through Bankruptcy/Restructuring

    DAY 2 – The Corporate Distress/Restructuring Ecosystem

    1. Corporate Leadership and Their Failings
    2. Legal Advisors
    3. Financial Advisors
    4. Operational Consultants
    5. Restructuring Advisors
    6. Credit Markets and their roles in the Distressed Cycle

    DAY 3 – Hands-On Valuation Analysis

    1. The Lifecycle of a Busted Company
    2. Recovery Analysis
    3. Case Study 1
    4. Case Study 2
    5. Case Study 3
    6. Intra- and Inter-Creditor Dangers


  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Faris Saah


    Faris has over 25 years of first-hand global financial markets experience. Over the span of his career, Faris has been actively involved in professional training including both in-house instructor roles at Accenture, Morgan Stanley and Blackstone as well as designing and teaching classroom-based courses for GLG, Moody’s Analytics, Fitch, Columbia Business School, MIT, Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Arts and Sciences where Faris has been a Senior Lecturer since 2013. Faris has designed and delivered many courses in finance to students ranging from entry-level Analysts and Associates to CEOs and Executive Chairmen.  Specific professional courses Faris has taught include: Financial Analysis and Model Construction, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Credit Analysis, Portfolio Theory, Construction, Measurement and Management, and Structured Credit.  Additional specialized courses include Alternative Asset Management, Leveraged Finance/LBO Analysis, Acquisition Finance, Property Finance and Debt Capital Market Instruments. Faris has extensive knowledge of global capital markets and has delivered training to audiences of all levels in North America and Europe. Faris has actively engaged with budge bracket banks, international commercial banks and leading universities by providing engaging classroom-based courses on the practical application of corporate finance concepts using spreadsheets and advanced Excel techniques. Faris’ ability to simplify and illustrate even the most complex of topics has resulted in positive feedback from clients. Over his career, Faris has worked in the alternative asset management and leveraged finance industries at the Blackstone Group (GSO Capital), Pequot Capital Management, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.  He specializes in the valuation and management of leveraged loans, high yield securities and structured credit assets. At GSO Capital, Faris was the Head of US Credit Research for the firm’s CLOs, BDCs, SMAs and Closed End (’40 Act) Funds.  As a banker, he has advised clients on their creditworthiness in debt capital markets transactions, including obtaining initial credit ratings and advising on the capital structure and credit rating implications of various strategic transactions such as acquisitions, LBOs and share buybacks. Faris holds an MS in Finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech. Faris serves on the MIT Education Council