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Multi-regional funds hold their own in chase for capital In 2019, so far, capital pools investing in more than one global region have raised more than in 2018. Multi-regional funds – those investing across more than one geographic area – have made a comeback this year, or at least risen back in line to priorView Article
Private Debt Performance Slows as AUM Grows Returns for the private debt asset class as a whole have slowed over the past year, with distressed debt and direct lending funds contributing most to this slump. Over the one-, three- and five-year horizons, mezzanine funds have performed the strongest of the debt strategies, posting an annualizedView Article
Recent investor challenged single-B deals have yet to gain traction since breaking in the US secondary market As bifurcation among credits continues, a number of recently launched deals for single-B names received significant investor pushback during syndication. Not surprisingly perhaps, none of these loans have been bid above their break price in the secondary market.View Article
Public and private Download PitchBook’s Report here. Recent GP stake deals are giving us a growing sample size of private PE firm valuations. We already had a small set for publicly traded PE firms, and we’ve heard ad nauseum that the public markets don’t fully understand how to value firms like Blackstone or Apollo. Much ofView Article
Another sign that the big are only getting bigger The baseline for being in the top-10 fundraises of the year increased from 2018 to 2019, signaling the growing dominance of a few firms. The overall capital collected by the top-10 fund closes this year has eclipsed the total raised by last year’s 10 largest fundraises,View Article
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2019
In May 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant trends. This report consolidates those articles.
Beginning in April 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on valuations. This report consolidates those articles.