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DL Deals: News & Analysis  - 2/17/2020

DL Deals: ACProducts Deep Dive KKR Capital Markets used hard call premiums starting at 103 on ACProducts, a B/B2 credit that had more of a hybrid distribution strategy this month, to protect the attractive L+650 spread from being taken out quickly via repricing. The move is reminiscent of Qlik Technologies in 2016, however today’s repricing

The Pulse of Private Equity – 2/17/2020

The humbled FoF market Download PitchBook’s Report here. We’ve wondered before if funds of funds are becoming obsolete. Perhaps a hyperbolic word choice but probably only a couple standard deviations from the truth. FoF fundraising has nosedived over the past decade, as has its industry clout. Our most recent overhang numbers, dissected in PitchBook’s just-released Private

Top Ten Myths About Private Credit (Fifth of a Series)

Here are the next two fables in our continuing special series on myths of private credit: Myth #5: “No one uses mezzanine debt anymore.” As we detailed over four years ago (link), private sub debt regularly gets kicked around at conferences for being “dead.” This has particularly been the case since the advent of the

Private Debt Intelligence - 2/17/2020

Women in Private Debt With a growing body of research indicating that more diverse teams and inclusive workplaces directly correlates with stronger business outcomes, the issue of diversity in private debt continues to move up the agenda. Preqin’s 2020 Women in Alternative Assets Report found the proportion of female employees in the alternative assets industry