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PDI Picks – 11/14/2022

Mixed signals for private markets A couple of surveys imply contrasting views on the attractiveness or otherwise of private asset classes. Family offices are strongly favouring private markets over public markets, according to a survey from Moonfare, a digital private equity platform, and Global Partnership of Family Offices, a UK-based association…. Login to Read More...

PDI Picks – 11/7/2022

Priorities for the future PDI’s recent Future of Private Debt report highlighted a number of key issues raised by sources in the market. Here’s a selection of them. LPs want more flexibility in terms of fund structures: Fund managers report that investor appetite for more flexible open-ended fund structures in private debt is gathering pace….

PDI Picks – 10/31/2022

Fundraising weathers the storm – for now Our latest data shows capital raised by private debt fund managers continues at a consistent level, despite multiple headwinds. It’s now an uncertain time for private debt fundraising as investors confront the volatility of the economic and geopolitical climate as well as, in many cases, overallocations to private…

PDI Picks – 10/24/2022

Investors gravitate to Asia-Pacific In the face of the global headwinds, this is one part of the world that appears to be looking relatively attractive. Since beginning to gather momentum in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, fundraising for Asia-Pacific private debt reached a record high last year of $11 billion. Although this is…

PDI Picks – 10/17/2022

Caution and sense of opportunity among Europe’s LPs At our recent PDI Europe Summit, investors were considered hesitant to commit new capital but recognised good deals are there to be done. Fundraising has been something of a struggle for Europe’s GPs, as indicated by the chart above. However, there was a sense at a recent…

PDI Picks – 10/10/2022

Europe’s private markets step into the gap Dealflow was strong in the first half as the refinancing trend gathered pace. Despite unprecedented macroeconomic uncertainty, private credit funds in Europe enjoyed the busiest Q2 on record this year as they executed 216 deals, compared with 154 in the same period of 2021…. Login to Read More...

PDI Picks – 10/3/2022

The UK: room for optimism but concern growing While dealflow remains strong, lenders are cautious as we head towards the end of the year. Figures from Deloitte’s Alternative Lender Deal Tracker show the UK debt market is still the most active private lending space in Europe, accounting for 111 out of the 395 deals on…

PDI Picks – 9/26/2022

Europe ‘resilient in times of volatility’ The region is facing an array of headwinds but dealflow held up strongly in the first half of the year. When you consider all the macroeconomic challenges facing Europe, the fact that the private debt market posted double-digit deal growth in the second quarter of this year is a…

PDI Picks – 9/19/2022

Why it’s time to revisit documentation Lenders have had a tough time at the negotiating table in a borrower-friendly market, but things may be changing. With economic clouds gathering, there is a sense that now is as good a time as any for investors/lenders to start flexing their muscles again in deal negotiations. Indeed, some…

PDI Picks – 9/12/2022

Ups and downs in the US Some of the key talking points from our recent roundtable Amid rising interest rates and an inflationary environment, US private debt professionals are able to look on the bright side. Participants in a roundtable, forming part of our recent US Report, pointed out that rising rates translate to an…