Private Debt Intelligence - 4/15/2019

Private Debt Funds in Market The private debt fundraising marketplace is becoming increasingly crowded: as of the start of April 2019, there are 407 vehicles seeking a total of $182bn from investors. These figures have continued to increase from the 395 funds seeking $168bn at the start of the year to reach a new record

Private Debt Intelligence - 4/8/2019

Private Debt Fundraising Falls in Q1 Private debt fundraising has been cyclical in recent quarters, with significant spikes in Q4 2017 and Q2 2018 failing to generate consistent momentum. The asset class has certainly not accelerated in the opening quarter of 2019: as well as the number of fund closures falling from 57 in Q4

Private Debt Intelligence - 4/1/2019

Investor Satisfaction Dims in 2019 Private debt investors remain committed to the asset class, and their overall perception of the industry is positive. But Preqin’s latest surveys find that investor satisfaction has dimmed slightly at the end of 2018, as institutions foresee challenges for the industry in the months ahead....

Private Debt Intelligence - 3/25/2019

Women in Private Debt It is well-known that the representation of women in the alternative assets industry is relatively low, but the latest research from Preqin shows that women represent just 19.1% of employees in the private debt industry in 2019....

Private Debt Intelligence - 2/25/2019

Ample Room Left for Private Debt Growth Investors are, on average, well below their target allocations to private debt, and over the next 12 months a third of investors will look to commit more capital than they did in the previous 12 months in an effort to move closer to their targets. Over the longer

Private Debt Intelligence - 2/18/2019

An Insight into Private Debt Returns Private debt has flourished in recent years: the asset class has raised over $100bn each year for the past four years and assets under management has reached a record $769bn as at the end of June – the latest data available. And while almost a third (32%) of investors

Private Debt Intelligence - 2/11/2019

Strong Private Debt Deal Activity Leads to a Challenging Market The private debt industry has emerged as a vital part of the private investment market in recent years and due to strong fundraising, fund managers have had significant amounts of capital available to deploy: private debt dry powder reached a record $307bn as at June

Private Debt Intelligence - 2/4/2019

Are First-Time Private Debt Funds Worth It? The private debt fund market has been somewhat unforgiving towards first-time funds. Investors are wary of investing with a fund that lacks a proven track record and as a result, first-time private debt fundraising is falling further and further behind....

Private Debt Intelligence - 1/28/2019

Will We Continue to See Fundraising Success in the Private Debt Market? Private debt funds that held a final close in 2018 took just 14 months to close. This represents the third consecutive year in which fundraising has sped up: private debt funds closed in 2016 spent 19 months in market; in 2017, vehicles took

Private Debt Intelligence - 1/21/2019

Asia-Focused Private Debt Fundraising Falters 2018 proved to be another strong year for private debt fundraising, with the year seeing 163 funds holding a final close and securing an aggregate $110bn in capital. North America continued to represent the largest portion of the industry: 91 North America-focused vehicles raised a total of $68bn....