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The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/16/2019

Middle market update Download PitchBook’s Report here. Middle market PE activity was strong through the first half of the year, according to PitchBook’s newly calculated Middle Market Report. Both deal value and overall volume are on pace to match or exceed last year’s numbers, both of which were records. The back half of the year has

Private Debt Intelligence - 9/16/2019

Private Debt Investors Challenges in the Next 12 Months Preqin’s latest survey finds that private debt investors remain committed to the asset class, and their overall perception of the industry is positive. Performance has satisfied most investors across the asset class – 88% of them said their investment portfolios had met or exceeded their expectations

PDI Picks – 9/16/2019

North America ascendant in rat race for capital Many smaller private debt funds may be targeting the continent, but that is at odds with the trend toward more capital in the hands of fewer managers. North America may be rising in private credit fundraising – funds targeting the continent are seeking $116.6 billion. Funds investing

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/16/2019

Sustainability-linked loan volume dominates Green-ESG pipeline Year to date, over US$83bn in global green and ESG linked loan volume has been announced, almost two times year ago levels. Of this total, over 80% or nearly US$67bn is in the form of sustainability or ESG linked loans. Amid global interdepence and heightened awareness of environmental risks

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/9/2019

Primary leveraged yields decline slightly in 3Q19 Primary yields have tightened slightly across rating levels so far in 3Q19. The main driver behind the decline in yields are falling Libor rates. At its current level of 2.13%, the 3-month Libor rate has dropped 19bp from 2.32% at the end of 2Q19. For single B issuers,

The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/9/2019

Eight years in the black Between 2017 and 2018, LPs were on the receiving end of nearly $1 trillion in private equity returns, according to PitchBook’s new Global Fund Performance Report. Distributions came in at $480 billion last year, just off the record set in 2017 of $488.4 billion. Net cashflows topped $150 billion for

PDI Picks – 9/9/2019

Clearing the runway for venture lending VC fund managers are raising more capital, likely giving venture lenders more dealmaking activity. Venture capital fundraising could be on track to match last year’s $50.22 billion, according to data from sister publication Private Equity International....

Private Debt Intelligence - 9/9/2019

Private Debt Cash Flows Investors commonly cite that they look to private debt to offer three advantages: portfolio diversification, a reliable income stream and high risk-adjusted returns. This strikes a balance between the perceived regularity and predictability of real assets, and the alpha generation of private equity investments....

The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/2/2019

Drawdowns are slower than they used to be Download PitchBook’s Report here. Record years for PE activity are often viewed as fast-moving frenzies, but capital call statistics show the industry is investing much more slowly than it has in the past. Drawdown rates have been relatively slow since 2012, even though 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and

Private Debt Intelligence - 9/2/2019

Enthusiasm for alternatives remain among investors Based on the results of the last survey of 177 institutional investors conducted in July 2019 by Preqin, we find out that investors remain upbeat about the future performance of alternatives but are aware this may not continue. Seventy-four percent of investors think that equity markets are at a