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The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/20/2019

Public versus private The private equity industry has matured quite a bit over the years. The most visible marker is the handful of firms that have gone public, despite the public market’s difficulty in valuing the complex, variable cash flows that are inseparable from the PE model....

Private Debt Intelligence - 5/20/2019

Distressed Debt Funds Stall in 2019 Distressed debt has long been a major component of the private debt industry. Around the time of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008, the strategy raised a record $45bn in capital – a level that has never been equalled – and performance of funds raised around this time

PDI Picks – 5/20/2019

North American private credit market: sponsored by private equity The fates of the two asset classes are largely intertwined and the deluge of private equity capital bodes well for debt managers’ dealflow. In case it wasn’t clear that the North American sponsored finance market is booming, here’s a set of figures for you. Private equity

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/20/2019

BDC returns superior so far in 2019 BDC share prices are on a tear in 2019. The Wells Fargo BDC Index has delivered a stunning +18.0% return so far in 2019 through May 17th. This is outpacing the S&P500 (+14.1%) and the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (+5.72%). Several BDCs are near 52 week highs. Oaktree

The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/13/2019

Why are add-ons getting so much bigger? Download PitchBook’s Report here. The median add-on size almost doubled in the span of two years. The $41 million median seen in 2016 ballooned to $76 million last year, an 86% difference. At first glance, it looks like platform deal sizes have gone up much more rapidly, but charts

PDI Picks – 5/13/2019

When junior debt fundraising comes out on top The lack of mid-market mezzanine opportunities has likely caused the size of mezzanine funds to grow faster than senior debt vehicles. Fewer firms are raising a greater portion of all private debt capital, but this stands out to be particularly true in mezzanine debt. Junior loan funds

Private Debt Intelligence - 5/13/2019

Private Real Estate Debt Attracts Investors The private real estate debt market has grown significantly in recent years as fund managers have sought to capitalize on the opportunity provided by banking regulation, and investors have targeted exposure to the stable income and portfolio diversification that debt investments can provide....

The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/6/2019

A closer look at foreign investment There’s a tradeoff between welcoming foreign investment and protecting national security. That’s becoming a more common tradeoff to consider in the private equity world, where foreign investors are keen to get involved in direct investments....

Private Debt Intelligence - 5/6/2019

Private Debt in Asia Struggles to Gain Ground The Asian private debt market is still relatively small. While the industry has grown rapidly in the more developed markets of North America and Europe, expansion has been slower in Asia, and the region has yet to reach a ‘critical mass’, so activity remains cyclical....

PDI Picks – 5/6/2019

Why the UK is OK Politicians are still fumbling for an appropriate response to the UK’s Brexit vote, but the drama has not destroyed prospects for private debt funds targeting the country. The UK may have voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 but, in the almost three years since the referendum was