Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 10/28/2019

Distressed debt fundraising figures no longer distressing Despite subpar returns from many such funds, the strategy continues to attract LP dollars. Distressed debt has continued its strong fundraising, with a total of $39.44 billion, or 35 percent, of the $112.69 billion that private credit funds have raised through the first three quarters of the year,

PDI Picks – 10/21/2019

Multi-regional funds hold their own in chase for capital In 2019, so far, capital pools investing in more than one global region have raised more than in 2018. Multi-regional funds – those investing across more than one geographic area – have made a comeback this year, or at least risen back in line to prior

PDI Picks – 10/14/2019

Another sign that the big are only getting bigger The baseline for being in the top-10 fundraises of the year increased from 2018 to 2019, signaling the growing dominance of a few firms. The overall capital collected by the top-10 fund closes this year has eclipsed the total raised by last year’s 10 largest fundraises,

PDI Picks – 10/7/2019

Q3 fundraising holds up though number of funds closed falls 2017’s massive total of $239bn appears to be more of an aberration than a new norm. Fundraising activity in the third quarter of this year is set to match 2018 levels as appetite for the asset class holds steady. Preliminary figures for the PDI Q3

PDI Picks – 9/30/2019

Asian credit fundraising is a drag A dip in H1 2019 private debt fundraising numbers doesn’t mean the year’s total will finish less than prior years, as the second half of the year is typically stronger than the first. Capital raising in the Asia-Pacific region has lagged in the first half of the year, pulling

PDI Picks – 9/23/2019

A drop in fund closings portends more capital in fewer hands Yet another data point is emerging to showcase how fewer managers are raising an outsized amount of the capital LPs are allocating to the asset class. One of the most prominent trends in private credit today has been that of consolidation. It’s often used

PDI Picks – 9/16/2019

North America ascendant in rat race for capital Many smaller private debt funds may be targeting the continent, but that is at odds with the trend toward more capital in the hands of fewer managers. North America may be rising in private credit fundraising – funds targeting the continent are seeking $116.6 billion. Funds investing

PDI Picks – 9/9/2019

Clearing the runway for venture lending VC fund managers are raising more capital, likely giving venture lenders more dealmaking activity. Venture capital fundraising could be on track to match last year’s $50.22 billion, according to data from sister publication Private Equity International....

PDI Picks – 9/2/2019

North America tops PE fundraising yet again Despite a global maturation of the asset class, North America still remains the place to be. Private equity has grown globally in recent years, with maturing markets in both Europe and Asia-Pacific, but North America remains the dominant force it has been for years. In the first half

PDI Picks – 8/12/2019

A PE fundraising lag is no cause for alarm Private equity had abnormally strong 2017 fundraising numbers, potentially depressing fundraising in the first half of the year. If capital raising for private equity is indicative of potential transactions for private credit managers, they could have hoped for a better number in the first half of