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Private Debt Intelligence - 7/22/2019

Private Debt Funds in Market in Q2 2019 Through Q2 2019, new private debt funds have continued to come to market, and there are now a record 420 vehicles on the road. Having spiked to $192bn at the start of the quarter, though, the total capital sought in the asset class has fallen back to

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/15/2019

2Q19 non-sponsored lending jumped to its highest quarterly level in a year After a very slow start to the year, non-sponsored lending soared in 2Q19. At US$26bn, non-sponsored syndicated loan volume was up 81% from 1Q19, but was still down 15% year-over-year. The quarter-over-quarter increase in lending was driven by a big surge in refinancings

Private Debt: Search for Transparency (Fourth of a Series)

Last week in our special series on visibility in direct lending, we touched on the element of risk/reward. This week we examine relative credit losses and liquidity of the asset class. The issue of private credit losses cuts to the heart of transparency. Since middle market borrowers are generally smaller, private, and unrated, and their

Private Debt Intelligence - 7/15/2019

Private Debt Fundraising in Different Regions over H1 2019 Private debt fundraising started 2019 slowly, and in Q2 it has not picked up. Looking regionally, it appears that while prospects are good in North America, in Europe and Asia fundraising momentum has fallen to the mid-point of the year....