Private Debt Investor

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

PDI Picks – 8/5/2019

Massive mezzanine lenders: the few, the proud While this year’s sluggish junior debt fundraising numbers partially reflect the hollowing out of mid-market mezzanine investments, they also illustrate big firms getting bigger. Mezzanine debt fundraising is off to a slow start this year, according to PDI data, once again showing the strategy’s reliance on mega-funds to

PDI Picks – 7/29/2019

North America dominates private debt fundraising once again The continent, where the plurality of private debt capital is being sought, highlights both the mature alternative asset markets and the fragmented nature of the European market. North America has once again stolen the geographic spotlight in private debt; more than 45 percent of the total capital

PDI Picks – 7/22/2019

An energy boost for infrastructure debt The strategy has plenty of supporters in the investor community, as the latest PDI fundraising figures demonstrate. Private debt fundraising is going strong – but, proportionally, infrastructure debt fundraising is going even stronger. In our recently released global fundraising figures for the first half of this year, PDI revealed

PDI Picks – 7/15/2019

Distressed managers find favour with investors in H1 2019 The biggest challenge for such shops will be where to find chances to deploy capital should no extended period of topsy-turvy markets ensue. Distressed debt fundraising has come back in a big way in the first half of the year, according to Private Debt Investor’s fundraising

PDI Picks – 7/8/2019

Private credit and a different view on economic conditions Concern over the economy often relates to worries over a recession or correction. Private debt managers, however, may fear things becoming too good. Private fund chief financial officers fear that the economic environment could be the main barrier to achieving their goals this year, according to

PDI Picks – 7/1/2019

Infrastructure debt fundraising is falling short Investors say they are interested in the strategy, but few are putting their money where their mouth is. Infrastructure debt fundraising has hit a lull so far in 2019 as the market enters the second half of the year. Infrastructure debt fund managers have only held final closes on

PDI Picks – 6/24/2019

Distressed debt grows despite mixed feelings from investors Distressed debt fundraising dropped off in 2018, but numbers from the first half of 2019 indicate that investor appetite is turning around. In interviews for PDI’s upcoming cover story that takes a deep dive into distressed debt, many investors said they weren’t interested in the strategy, citing