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Pure Harvest: A case study on structuring, packaging, and selling MENA private credit

Broadcast on Sep 15, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

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  • Originating deals outside of the usual DCM channels: The background to how private credit trades materialise
  • Connecting SMEs with institutional investors: Advice and preparation
  • Marrying deal structure with an evolving legal, and bankruptcy regime: What are the security, governance and financial covenants required to attract institutional investors to SMEs?
  • How is a private credit deal structured? What are the additional complexities when structuring a Sharia-compliant private credit deal?
Middle East

Moderator

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid is a portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited. Mr. Eid joined the Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income investment team in April 2009 as a research analyst where he helped develop the group's fundamental research process and production. Mr. Eid was promoted to portfolio manager in 2011 and is currently the co-manager of the FTIF GCC Bond Fund and co-manager of Global Sukuk institutional accounts.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited, formerly Algebra Capital, Mr. Eid worked for TD Securities in Toronto as a trader. He rotated through credit, FX and interest rate option desks.

Mr. Eid holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and a master's degree in mathematical finance, both from the University of Toronto.

FTIML-Dubai is an active, research-driven, team-based manager which aims to achieve superior long-term investment performance against relevant benchmarks and to provide excellent, value-added client service through the Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series investment groups. The fund management team performs bottom-up research to manage assets in private and public markets across all asset classes. Their services are packaged as fund solutions, discretionary mandates or structured products.

Franklin Templeton launched a dedicated bond fund aimed at capitalising on the growing debt market in the Gulf region which was supported by portfolio Sharif Eid.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Speakers

Sky Kurtz

Sky Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer

Pure Harvest

Sky Kurtz

Sky Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer at Pure Harvest

Mr. Sky Kurtz is a former technology private equity investor turned serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building impactful companies that tackle big problems in the world. Before founding Pure Harvest, Mr. Kurtz Co-founded Vence—reinventing livestock management through a virtual fencing & autonomous control solution. Mr. Kurtz also served as a divisional CEO within Pultron Composites, delivering novel concrete reinforcement materials that solve infrastructure corrosion challenges.
Prior to building technology companies, Mr. Kurtz invested in them as a Vice President with Francisco Partners, a $15B tech investment firm based in San Francisco, CA that is an affiliate of Sequoia Capital. Mr. Kurtz was also an investor with CCMP Capital, a $17B generalist investment firm based in New York, NY. Mr. Kurtz has served on the boards of five (5) technology companies of all scales (from $2MM to $500MM+ of sales) and considers himself a lifelong student of business.
Mr. Kurtz is an MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and holds a B.S. in Finance from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named the Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior (valedictory honor)

Pure Harvest

Natasha Hannoun

Natasha Hannoun

Natasha Hannoun

Head of Debt at SHUAA Capital

Natasha is the Head of Debt. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi-listed investment company Eshraq Investments PJSC.She has broad experience in advisory, origination, structuring and execution across multiple asset classes including Private Equity and Debt Investments, Real Estate and Fixed Income.

Over the last five years, in her previous role as a Director with the Private Debt platform of the Group, she has structured over US$ 7 bn in financing including last mile and mezzanine financing.

Prior to joining the Group in 2014, Natasha was part of the Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory team at Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory in Dubai.

Natasha holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the UK with a year at University of Bologna, Italy.

SHUAA Capital

Natasha Hannoun
Ahmad Alanani

Ahmad Alanani

Chief Executive Officer

Sancta Capital

Ahmad Alanani

Ahmad Alanani

Chief Executive Officer at Sancta Capital

Ahmad Alanani is the co-founder and CEO of Sancta Capital, an alternative investment manager focused on deep value and special situations in the Middle East and North Africa. Ahmad has 17 years’ experience in debt restructuring, asset securitization and structured lending. Prior to founding Sancta Capital, he held various senior roles at Exotix Capital, MD Sass Investors and RBC.

Ahmad holds an MSc. In Financial Engineering from the Stevens Institute and a BSc. in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Sancta Capital