Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 5/20/2019

North American private credit market: sponsored by private equity The fates of the two asset classes are largely intertwined and the deluge of private equity capital bodes well for debt managers’ dealflow. In case it wasn’t clear that the North American sponsored finance market is booming, here’s a set of figures for you. Private equity

PDI Picks – 5/13/2019

When junior debt fundraising comes out on top The lack of mid-market mezzanine opportunities has likely caused the size of mezzanine funds to grow faster than senior debt vehicles. Fewer firms are raising a greater portion of all private debt capital, but this stands out to be particularly true in mezzanine debt. Junior loan funds

PDI Picks – 5/6/2019

Why the UK is OK Politicians are still fumbling for an appropriate response to the UK’s Brexit vote, but the drama has not destroyed prospects for private debt funds targeting the country. The UK may have voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 but, in the almost three years since the referendum was

PDI Picks – 4/29/2019

One more sign fewer firms are raising more of the money Fundraising data showed an acceleration of fewer vehicles collecting an outsized amount of capital; the amount raised in the first quarter changed little compared to Q1 2018. If the stratification of asset managers by size signals an asset class that is maturing, then private

PDI Picks – 4/22/2019

Wanted: European private credit co-investors While private equity co-investments are broadly popular, such positions in private debt remain relatively rare, though they show room for growth. Co-investments are not quite the norm in private credit, but they represent a possible area...

PDI Picks – 4/15/2019

European real estate debt: Are the foundations crumbling? Investor enthusiasm appears to be waning as Brexit worries cast a cloud over the sector. Capital allocated to funds with a focus on European real estate debt reached a record level of almost $12 billion in 2017, according to PDI data....

PDI Picks – 4/8/2019

One more bad bit of fundraising news for first-time funds If the slowdown in fundraising continues, more LPs may make their full commitments to their funds of choice, accelerating the trend of fewer firms raising more money. With private debt fundraising tumbling, more investors may be looking to allocate their full commitment...

PDI Picks – 4/1/2019

LPs take issue with management fees, not carry A majority of investors have trouble justifying private markets’ fees internally, but a higher carry, lower management fee is likely an easier sell than the reverse. Fees are often the elephant in the room for limited partners and private markets firms....

PDI Picks – 3/25/2019

Distressed debt managers get a distressing signal Fundraising soared in 2017, but it came crashing back to earth last year, and it may not change this year. Despite all the talk of the credit cycle turning, distressed debt fundraising dollars and investors’ portfolio plans aren’t jiving with the hullabaloo....

PDI Picks – 3/18/2019

Alt asset fundraising falls in 2018 thanks to PE and private debt Real estate also fell, continuing a multiyear trend, after hitting a record high four years ago. Fundraising for core alternative asset classes – private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure – fell off a cliff from 2017 to 2018, largely driven by