Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 1/13/2020

Fees are still a sticking point for private equity LPs High fees have become a focus for critics of the industry, and fund managers will need to make their case to the voting public. Almost three-quarters of LPs find private equity fund fees difficult to justify to their colleagues, according to the 2020 edition of

PDI Picks – 1/6/2020

LPs set to continue strong backing of private debt in 2020 Private equity will also maintain healthy investor support, which is likely welcome news to many direct lenders that focus on sponsor-backed transactions. Private debt managers will likely enjoy continued investor support in 2020, according to PDI Perspectives 2020, the latest installment of our annual

PDI Picks – 12/16/2019

Despite conventional wisdom, investors want more GPs The biggest question isn’t around whether LPs want more GP relationships. The question is, is this good for first-time managers? In a data set that could be rather friendly to first-time managers, almost five times as many investors want to increase the number of GPs they work with

PDI Picks – 12/9/2019

LPs expecting lower private debt returns in 2020 The asset class has experienced intense competition over the years, and that might be starting to show up in LPs’ return expectations. Investors broadly expect to enjoy solid private debt returns next year, with 78 percent anticipating returns at or above their benchmarks, according to our annual

PDI Picks – 12/2/2019

Direct lending reigns supreme despite risks A plurality of LPs plan on committing more to the strategy than any other credit product, our annual investor poll found. More covenant headroom, wider credit spreads and a mountain of capital: that’s how LPs view not just for the upper mid-market or the broadly syndicated market, but all

PDI Picks – 11/25/2019

North America’s dominance shows in 15 largest global investors The biggest backers of the asset class generally reside in the world’s largest and most sophisticated alternative credit market. The top half of our inaugural Global Investor 30 rankings shows a worldwide embrace of the asset class, though there is a bias towards North America....

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