In collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), REFF LATAM brings together the renewable energy finance community to highlight the most exciting opportunities and project pipelines in the region.

Launched in 2018, the conference offers delegates the perfect opportunity to engage in a focused and in-depth discussion on this rapidly growing sector. 

This is the ‘go-to’ conference for any project finance professional looking to profit from the Latin American renewables boom.  

© 2019 Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

To learn how your organization can participate in this conference, contact John Albert Negrón at or +1 646 940 0940.


Sponsorship Opportunities: John Albert Negrón | E: | T. +1 646 940 0940



1 Hotel South Beach | 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139



Book before December 11, 2019 and save 40% off the standard rate.


Patrick McHugh
Okapi Partners

Stephen Jeschke

Sach Chitnis
Jump Capital

Suzanne Yoon
Kinzie Capital Partners

Dara Mitchell
Kadant Inc.

Julie Robinson
Ventas, Inc.

Daniel Barry
Antares Capital

J. Christopher Lewis

Riordan, Lewis &
Haden Equity Partners

Rich Lawson


Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Remarks

State of the Middle Market
The middle market is as busy as ever, as private equity remains flush with capital and strategics – eager for growth and new business – dip lower into the market for invigorating deals. But with such competition, valuations are high in the private markets which can pose challenges for advisers and fund managers alike. What challenges lie ahead for dealmakers and PE professionals in the current environment? Which areas are attracting the most investment and competition? Are there tactics that private equity is employing to reduce risk? Is there a top in sight?

Moderator: Patrick Shea, Partner, Co-Head, Private Equity, McCarthy Tétrault
Panelist: Stephen Jeschke, Principal, GTCR
Panelist: Theodore L. Koenig, President & CEO, Monroe Capital LLC
Panelist: Dara Mitchell, Vice President, Corporate Development, Kadant Inc.

9:05am – 9:50am

9:50am – 10:35am

10:35am – 10:55am

Networking Break

Closing Remarks

Cocktail Reception

Middle Market Industries to Watch
Industries such as manufacturing, healthcare and real estate remain hotbeds for private equity dealmaking in the middle market but other industries such as insurance, technology, services and logistics are also garnering attention. What industries are most popular for private equity looking to provide capital to grow companies? How has competition in certain industries pushed PE firms to expand their industry expertise or get more specialized? On the flip side, sellers are being more selective in their sale processes to better target specific groups of buyers. This panel explores the industries garnering the most attention and next on the frontier of growth.

Panelist: Daniel Barry, Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital
Panelist: Mark Habner, CEO and Co-Founder, BeckWay Group
Panelist: Kevin Miller, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

10:55am – 11:45am

Our First Time: Nontraditional Tech Investors
Technology isn’t just for Silicon Valley. As industries such as manufacturing, retail, financial services and more shift to digital platforms, nontraditional buyers have surfaced as lead bidders in a number of technology auctions. Is this a fleeting trend or is the age of the non-traditional tech investor here to stay? What legacy industries are making the biggest push into technology and how has that shaped dealmaking? This panel seeks to explore the plethora of buyers seeking technology investments and the challenges that face companies making their first tech acquisition.

Panelist: Jacob Babcock, CEO, NuCurrent, Inc.
Panelist: Sach Chitnis, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Jump Capital
Panelist: Rich Lawson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HGGC
Panelist: Matthew McCall, Partner, Pritzker Group

11:45am – 12:15pm

Spotlight Interview with Bruce Linton, Founder & Former CEO, Canopy Growth
Bruce Linton, founder and former CEO of Canopy Growth, led the company as it received a $4 billion investment from beverage giant Constellation Brands. Linton led the company until early July, when he was fired after the investor expressed dissatisfaction with Canopy’s streak of quarterly losses. This spotlight conversation will feature Linton as he discusses capital raising and expansion; how to obtain value from M&A; how to be creative in working through deals; and he’ll give his thoughts on navigating the capital markets in today’s environment.

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Networking Luncheon

1:15pm – 2:05pm

Doing Deals Today and Delivering Success for Portfolio Companies
Club deals, direct limited partner investments, co-investing and more are all buzz words in the world of private equity that, depending on where you stand, either instill fear or positivity within dealmakers. What structural changes has dealmaking experienced over the years that have affected M&A transactions? What types of structural changes may be around the corner and what can dealmakers do to prepare?

Panelist: Mel Bartoul, Director, Monomoy Capital Partners
Panelist:  Brian Krob, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Panelist: Hemant Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Finance, SOL - Millennium                 Medical Group
Panelist: J. Christopher Lewis, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity                       Partners
Panelist: Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Director, Kinzie Capital Partners

2:05pm- 2:55pm

Winning Strategies for Corporate Dealmakers
What trends do corporate dealmakers see in the transactions they’re undertaking?  What are the most promising opportunities and the biggest challenges they are seeing, and how do they expect to overcome them? Panelists will also discuss the competition in the market between private equity firms and strategic corporate buyers and how to navigate a competitive landscape for quality targets.

Panelist: Jelena Guzenko, Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Siemens
Panelist: Patrick McHugh, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Okapi Partners
Panelist: Julie Robinson, Vice President, Investments, Ventas, Inc.
Panelist: Adam Skibley, Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Glanbia Performance                 Nutrition

2:55pm – 3:45pm

Credit Check: PE Investments in Credit to Grow
Debt and credit investments continue to grow as private equity gets creative, seeking new ways to hit their return numbers. As regulated banks have shied away from many types of business loans to keep their balance sheets pristine, PE firms are expanding and launching credit funds. The middle market, especially, remains a hotbed for debt investing and issuances. This panel seeks to identify the latest trends in credit investing and explore why investors, advisers and LPs are still interested in credit funds. What’s the latest flavor of investing in this arena?

Panelist: Doug Cruikshank, Head of Fund Financing and Hark Capital, Aberdeen Standard                             Investments
Panelist: Andrea Hedrick, CEO, Stonegate Capital
Panelist: Brian O'Reilly, Managing Director, Graycliff Partners

3:50pm – 4:50pm

3:45pm – 3:50pm

Jelena Guzenko

Theodore L. Koenig
Monroe Capital LLC

Mark Habner
BeckWay Group

Hemant Kumar
SOL - Millennium Medical Group

Mel Bartoul
Monomoy Capital Partners


Matthew McCall
Pritzker Group

Jacob Babcock
NuCurrent, Inc.

Patrick Shea
McCarthy Tétrault

Brian O'Reilly
Graycliff Partners

Brian Krob
Nixon Peabody

Andrea Hedrick
Stonegate Capital


Bruce Linton

Founder & Former CEO, Canopy Growth

Kevin Miller
McDermott Will & Emery

Adam Skibley
Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Doug Cruikshank
Aberdeen Standard Investments


USD 839  


Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Latin America

March 16, 2020

REFF LATAM offers a unique opportunity in one place for you to raise your profile, demonstrate your expertise and enhance your network amongst the world’s most senior decision-makers. 

Registrations: Alan De Morais| E: | T. +44 20 777 98 120

Media Partnerships: Lucia Garcia|E: | T. +44 20 777 98 569

Speaking Opportunities: Bradley Cole | E: | T. +44 20 777 98 620



“REFF LATAM offers the perfect environment to get involved in high-level discussions about the renewable business in Latin America” 

Marcos F. Meireles, Chief Executive Officer, RioEnergy