Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 6/14/2021

Debt finds a foothold in the Middle East The region may be at a nascent stage, but private debt firms are seeing signs for optimism. As a relatively new asset class, private debt remains heavily undeveloped outside of North America and Europe. But some are tipping the Middle East and North Africa to be one

PDI Picks – 6/7/2021

The distressed opportunity mounts up Leveraged loan defaults have been accelerating, with companies having come under strain during the pandemic. Considering there has been a lot of talk about the delaying of the distressed opportunity as a result of companies being propped up by government support schemes, the figures in the chart above – showing

PDI Picks – 5/24/2021

The default story may have another twist Aided by support schemes, many businesses have been protected from the worst effects of the pandemic. But what happens when the support comes to an end? “While we are not out of the woods, we have seen a large number of loans return to performing credits, and we

PDI Picks – 5/17/2021

Timing is key in distressed debt The global pandemic provided another reminder that moving fast when opportunity arises is vital for managers in the space. When covid began spreading swiftly around the world early last year, a key facet of distressed debt investing was reinforced – the importance of timing. As public and private markets

PDI Picks – 5/10/2021

Remote due diligence is here to stay The challenges of life away from people and offices may have hindered private debt fundraising to an extent, but video meetings also have their supporters. Fundraising these days is a tough slog, right? Well certainly for private debt anyway, even if the still-surging private equity asset class managed

PDI Picks – 5/3/2021

Can Europe close the fundraising gap? Our fundraising data show North America pulling clear as the favourite investor destination. However, Europe’s relative decline may not be long-lasting. Over the last couple of weeks in this column, we have reflected on a couple of the key themes arising from our Q1 2021 fundraising data. The first

PDI Picks – 4/26/2021

Investors put faith in senior debt Fundraising may be a struggle for some, but for those with senior debt strategies the outlook is somewhat brighter. In last week’s edition of PDI Picks, we brought you our global private debt fundraising figures for the first quarter of this year. If you recall, they showed a still

PDI Picks – 4/19/2021

Fundraising still lagging – for now Private debt fund managers are still struggling to attract investor commitments, but the asset class looks well placed going forward. The numbers are in – and provide disappointment for anyone hoping for a rapid turnaround in the fortunes of private debt fundraising. As can be seen from the chart

PDI Picks – 4/12/2021

The European deal market’s fast rebound It was a challenging year for new transactions in the region which nonetheless went out with a bang. It was truly a remarkable year for private debt deals in Europe, as illustrated by a new survey which shows the rapid progression from slump to boom. The latest figures from

PDI Picks – 4/5/2021

Will a lack of fuel derail private debt in the UK? A new survey highlights the importance of private debt in the UK market. But there are concerns over the weakness of fundraising. In the UK, private debt is now playing a “vital role” in the provision of finance to the country’s SMEs according to