Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 1/24/2022

The fundraising fightback Following the peak of 2017, private debt capital raising had suffered something of a lean time. Last year changed all that. Last year was the year private debt fundraising came back with a bang. After capital raising hit a low of $183.9 billion in 2020 amid the initial outbreak of the covid-19

PDI Picks – 1/17/2022

LP appetite strong, but some concerns are voiced Inflation and high valuations are among the factors making investors a little more uncomfortable than normal about private credit’s prospects. The release of our annual LP Perspectives study is a chance to probe LPs on their allocation strategies for the private debt market over the next 12

PDI Picks – 1/10/2022

Venture debt sets new records It’s a form of financing that’s taken a while to gain traction, especially outside of the US. But there are clear signs this is changing. Venture debt, long the province of the US and once viewed as a mere backstop along the way to growth for startups, is lately being

PDI Picks – 1/3/2022

Ways through the ESG maze Europe has seen an explosion of loans encouraging better borrower behaviour in relation to ESG issues. We look at some of the key developments so far. In the February 2022 issue of Private Debt Investor, we will be focusing on the rapid growth of ESG-linked loans in the European private

PDI Picks – 12/13/2021

Europe’s unstoppable deal market Despite the pandemic, it’s been a case of full steam ahead for transactions in the region. European private debt deal numbers breached the 200 milestone during a single quarter for the first time in Q3 according to the latest figures from the Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker. On the face of

PDI Picks – 12/6/2021

Five steps forward to a more responsible future The global pandemic has been the hot topic of the last couple of years, but ESG is pushing hard to take centre stage. In our recent Responsible Investing report, Private Debt Investor considered the ways in which private debt is being transformed by the necessities of a

PDI Picks – 11/29/2021

The year our manager ranking doubled in size As we moved from 50 fundraisers to 100 in our annual ranking, investor appetite for private debt has soared to new record levels. This year, we published the PDI 100 ranking of private debt’s top fundraisers over a five-year period. Having started with the PDI 30, we

PDI Picks – 11/22/2021

German buyouts set new records As mid-market activity soars, debt funds continue their relentless advance and the banks have revived too. One quick conclusion that can be drawn from the latest version of MidCap Monitor, published by investment bank GCA Altium, is that the German leveraged buyout market is in fine shape. The 102 successfully

PDI Picks – 11/15/2021

ESG moves to centre stage But while progress is being made on the investment side, there are question marks over reporting. New research from trade body the Alternative Credit Council in partnership with law firm Allen & Overy reveals that private credit managers are accelerating the integration of environmental, social and governance issues into their

PDI Picks – 11/8/2021

New ways of accessing private debt for hungry LPs Permanent capital is the holy grail for fund managers looking to expand their fundraising potential even further. In the previous edition of PDI Picks, we provided a glimpse of our Global Investor 30 ranking of the largest LPs in private debt and included a table of