Olya Klueppel and Michael Baier
Alternatives to Equity Funding and Convertibles
Olya Klueppel, Partner and Head of Credit at GP Bullhound, and Michael Baier, Partner at Wenger Vieli, legal advisor to start-ups and PE/VC firms, will share high-level executive insights on the different opportunities and benefits of venture debt financing to accelerate growth in tech scale-ups.
Olya will highlight the strong development of the debt market for European technology companies and will share some of her practical learnings over the years as a debt investor, highlighting how debt for portfolio companies and entrepreneurs can be a strong strategic asset for business agility, inorganic growth, and leveraging shareholder value.
Michael will focus on the main legal aspects of venture debt and share his take on common contractual terms seen for such transactions in Switzerland as well as how venture debt affects or can be combined with equity financing rounds.