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Private Debt Intelligence - 7/17/2017

Direct Lending Drives Private Debt Fundraising Market Following the record private debt fundraising seen in Q4 2016, during which 51 funds reached a final close, the number of funds in market seeking investment stood at 293 at that start of 2017. Further robust fundraising in Q1 saw this number fall slightly to 283 at the

Private Debt Intelligence - 7/10/2017

Private Debt Fundraising Momentum Fades in Q2 The closed-end private debt fundraising market saw 26 vehicles reach a final close in the second quarter of 2017, securing a total of $16bn in investor commitments. Preqin expects these figures to rise by up to 10% as more information becomes available,...

Private Debt Intelligence - 6/26/2017

North America Real Estate Debt Closed-end private debt fund servicing the real estate market have grown in prominence in recent years, as investors seek to participate in a sector which offers an attractive risk/return profile, and strong overall performance. The bulk of this...

Private Debt Intelligence - 6/19/2017

Private Debt Funds’ Time on the Road Preqin here compares the time spent on the road by private debt and buyout funds currently in market. This demonstrates that although buyout funds are more likely to experience a quick fundraising process, they are also more likely to remain in market for several years. ...

Private Debt Intelligence - 6/12/2017

Private Debt Fundraising Pool Widens The closed-end private debt fundraising market is broadening, as more fund managers continue to form and bring funds to market. Consequently, the largest private debt firms are accounting for a smaller proportion of total fundraising activity,...

Private Debt Intelligence - 6/5/2017

Sovereign Wealth Funds Look to Private Debt Sovereign wealth fund investors are increasingly looking to make private debt investments an element of their portfolios. The latest research from Preqin finds that the proportion of sovereign wealth funds currently investing in the asset class has increased...

Private Debt Intelligence - 5/22/2017

US Direct Lending Funds Approach $100bn in AUM The direct lending market in the US has been growing consistently since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Given the long-term low-interest environment, many investors have been looking for alternatives to supplement their fixed income investments, which have seen yields remain low. Direct lending, in this context,...

Private Debt Intelligence - 5/15/2017

Private Debt Investment Consultant Outlook In November 2016, Preqin conducted a survey of 49 alternative investment consultants in order to determine their sentiment on the private debt asset class, and their regional, structural and strategic preferences for the coming year. Investment consultants identified direct lending as the most promising private debt fund type heading into