Navigating the market guide to pan-European private placements

Navigating the market guide to pan-European private placements

Following the publication of the Pan-European Private Placement Working Group’s (PEPP WG) pan-European corporate private placement market guide, Sophy Lewin, financing support lawyer at Slaughter and May, explores the development of the guide.

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A voluntary guide to best practice has been published for the pan-European private placement market. It was launched by the PEPP WG with the aim of further developing medium to long term financing options for European mid-sized corporates.

What is the PEPP WG?

The PEPP WG brings together a number of market participants with an interest in private placements under one umbrella group, with a view to developing a pan-European private placement market.

The PEPP WG is co-ordinated by the International Capital Market Association and includes :

  • the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
  • the European Private Placement Association (EU PPA)
  • the French Euro Private Placement (Euro PP) Working Group
  • the Investment Management Association (IMA)
  • the Loan Market Association (LMA)
  • TheCityUK
  • representatives from major institutional investors, law firms and service providers, and
  • observers from the official sector such as the Banque de France, the Bank of Italy, the French Trésor and HM Treasury

What is the pan-European private placement market?

A private placement is a medium or long term, generally unlisted, debt financing between a listed or unlisted company and a small number of institutional investors. It may take the form of a loan or a note. The US private placement is a well-developed market. The European market by comparison has pockets of notable act

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Neeta has been working as a paralegal in Banking and Insolvency for the past 4 and a half years.

She started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice Course. She moved to Lexis®PSL in April 2013.