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By Nick Flitterman

Flitterman Chairs Panel at TMT Finance Conference

In the conference season, Nick Flitterman, Portland’s Head of Telecom’s, chaired a panel discussion amongst bankers and financing executives at TMT Finance’s annual M&A forum in London on 14th March.

With representatives from BNP Paribas, Investec, the EBRD, Digital World Capital and Houlihan Lokey, Nick guided the panel through a lively discussion of topical financing issues including the high level of liquidity in the leveraged bank market for telecom credits, the ups and downs of the high yield bond market and needs of banks as they assess credit proposals for telecom infrastructure projects.

For further information see the TMT Finance website here or contact Nick directly on +44 (0) 20 7183 8385 and at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Panelist at Telecom Finance 2013 Conference

On 30th January, demonstrating his continued thought leadership in the sector, Nick Flitterman, Portland’s Head of Telecoms, joined a distinguished panel of bankers and finance executives at Telecom Finance’s annual conference in London to discuss a number of topical issues and trends in financing telecom infrastructure projects today.

The panel debated topics such as pressure on bank margins, growing use of ECAs in the sector, the improving level of liquidity in the bank market as European banks start to re-enter the fray, and the increasing presence of Chinese banks in funding telecom projects.

For further details see the Telecom Finance website here or contact Nick directly on +44 (0) 20 7183 83 85 or at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Advisers demonstrates thought leadership in Next Generation Broadband

Portland Advisers has been appointed by the Fibre to the Home Council (Europe) to undertake a study into potential financing stimulus packages for Next Generation Broadband rollout on the basis of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

The results of this study will be presented by Jacek Krauze of Portland Advisers and Stefan Stanislawski of Ventura Team, our consortium colleagues, at the FTTH Council’s headline event of the year in Munich in February.

Details of the Conference can be found by clicking here. For discounted admission to the FTTH Council Europe Conference please use the discount code MUFTTH22 to buy places at €390 plus €3 green donation (instead of the usual €490).

For further details, please contact Jacek at jacek.krauze@portlandadvisers.com or on +44 20 71 83 83 98.

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Portland expertise on financing new projects highlighted

On 8th September, Nick Flitterman, one of Portland’s founding partners and its Head of Telecoms, participated on a conference panel at Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week in Paris discussing the issues and solutions surrounding raising finance for new and early stage projects in the satellite sector.

Moderated by the editor of Satellite Finance, Ed Ansell , and joined by other high profile panellists from Coface, Société Générale and O3b Networks (one of Portland’s’ clients), the discussion covered topics such as timing and method of approach to banks, consideration of financial market conditions, the importance of good preparation, and the optimal use of Export Credit in the structuring of financing solutions.

To discuss Nick’s views on this topic or others relating the satellite or telecoms sectors, contact him at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com or on +44 7973 481330.

By Nick Flitterman

Flitterman chairs EU broadband conference

On 26th and 27th October 2009 in Berlin, the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law sponsored a prestigious event on “How to Finance Broadband Infrastructure”, with Portland’s Head of Telecoms, Nick Flitterman, chairing the first day of proceedings.

Participants included the great and the good from three EC Directorates, from national and regional communications ministries and agencies, and from major private sector telecom operators and suppliers. The event programme and speaker profiles can be seen by clicking on this link.

Nick’s own presentation on “Models & Solutions for Financing Broadband in the Public & Private Sectors” can be viewed by clicking here.

Please contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com for access to the information presented by the other conference speakers or to discuss the detail of his presentation.

By Nick Flitterman

Portland presence at Pagnanelli Space conference

The world-renowned Pagnanelli space insurance conference was held this year on the Lido in Venice on 2nd and 3rd April 2009. Attended by the great and the good of the satellite industry, from operators to suppliers, insurers to governments, the participants took the opportunity to share experiences and expertise during this the 30th anniversaryal of the event. 

Nick Flitterman presenting on project finance insurance issues

Nick Flitterman from Portland Advisers was notable for being the only represenative of the finance community at the event, and his positive presentation on insurance issues in Project Finance was well received attracting plenty of interest and questions as the industry continues to ride the difficult financial climate with success after success.

Click here for further details on this years conference, use the link below to view a copy of Nick’s presentation on “Insurance in Project Finance”or contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com for further information.

Nick’s presentation (Pagnanelli Risk Conference, April ‘09)

By Nick Flitterman

Nick Flitterman speaks at ESPI conference

On 31st March 2009, the Head of Telecoms at Portland Advisers, Nick Flitterman, joined an audience of senior dignatories from the public and private sectors at a conference discussing the future of satellite PPP’s, sponsored by the European Space Policy Institute (”ESPI”) in Vienna. 

Following a presentation of their study made by the highly respected Milbank space and project finance team, Nick chaired a lively discussion amongst a panel of senior satellite sector executives, including Romain Bausch, CEO of SES, and Giuseppe Viriglio, Chairman of Telespazio,  with debate held on some of the key issues facing the sector today and in the future.

Speakers at the conference – Nick is in the centre at the back

 

For full details of the conference and further information on ESPI, click here, or contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com.