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Drawdown speeds and fund returns Download PitchBook’s Report here. US PE fundraising trended down in 2018. No surprise there—more than $200 billion was cumulatively raised in both 2016 and 2017, totaling nearly $442 billion altogether in the span of two years. As we’ve noted in the past, the current fundraising market bears a hint of opportunism,View Article
Non-sponsored middle market lending increased to US$102bn but new money collapsed The non-sponsored market continued to tread along in 2018. Issuance was up for the second year in a row to US$102.3bn, but that was still far from 2014’s record and was driven by increased refi activity. Refinancing volume of US$81.3bn, was up 36% fromView Article
Investors want more info on fees LPs said they often have a hard time justifying them within their organisations. More than half of investors in the past 12 months have asked for greater fee transparency and disclosure from their general partners, according to PDI Perspectives 2019, our annual survey of limited partners....View Article
Overview of Private Debt Fundraising in 2018 Private debt fundraising remained strong in 2018, making it the fourth consecutive year in which funds raised over $100bn. In 2018, 162 funds were able to secure an aggregate $110bn in capital. While this was slightly lower than the $129bn in capital raised in 2017, 2018 nonetheless representedView Article
2018 ended on a sour note and spreads looked set to continue their ascent throughout this year and beyond. But here we are, a little over a week into 2019, and the Markit iTraxx Europe is 10bps tighter than Dec 31 levels. A bumper non-farm payrolls report, a more dovish stance from the Federal Reserve,View Article
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for First Quarter 2019
Beginning in October 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant-lite. This report consolidates those articles.
Beginning in March 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on private credit and public debt. This report consolidates those articles.