Private Debt Investor

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

PDI Picks – 3/11/2019

Investors think PE is too expensive, what about private debt? Making sure investors find the asset class a good place to find value can help it maintain its rapid growth. Private equity has mushroomed post-global financial crisis, but is it too expensive? That may be the prevailing sentiment according to limited partners surveyed by Private

PDI Picks – 3/4/2019

A taste for adventure Beset by concerns about competition and deal structures, limited partners are tempted to look beyond familiar territory. It’s not all about direct lending any more. As our accompanying chart from Eaton Partners shows,...

PDI Picks – 2/25/2019

Private debt is expanding despite its competitiveness PDI data show almost twice the number of investors this year are set to expand their GP relationships than decrease them. Many limited partners have already set their private debt investment pacing plan for the year and, pending their fiscal year, may be getting ready to decide another

PDI Picks – 2/18/2019

The Goldilocks of capital deployment Despite heated discussion around perceived recklessness, most LPs are satisfied with how GPs have managed their capital. Much has been made of the large number of covenant-lite loans, cases of egregious EBITDA addbacks and other such exuberant late-cycle activity....

PDI Picks – 2/11/2019

The rise of the few in Europe In 2018, three European mega-funds raised more than one out of every three dollars focused on the region. A dominant theme in recent headlines has been concentrated wealth in the hands of the very few – and I’m not talking about income status. I’m talking about private credit....

PDI Picks – 2/4/2019

Pedal off the metal Fundraising tumbled in 2018, in part explained by an unwillingness to add to the stockpile of capital dedicated to distress. Rather like Superbowl LIII, private debt fundraising in 2018 was intriguing but unspectacular. Compared with the record-breaking $211 billion collected globally in 2017, a rather more humdrum figure of $135 billion

PDI Picks – 1/28/2019

Real estate debt fundraising is a real downer The strategy had a strong run for several years, but that spurt could be over. Real estate debt seemed to be enjoying its moment in the sun – the strategy has risen annually since 2014, and in 2017, it shot up by almost $13 billion. But it

PDI Picks – 1/21/2019

Underwriting’s influence on track record GPs’ documentation practices play an outsized role in private credit, and LPs should know whether they’re doing it well. Limited partners put an almost unanimous emphasis on a potential general partner’s track record, with 97.6 percent of respondents in our annual PDI Perspectives 2019 investor survey saying it forms a

PDI Picks – 1/14/2019

Investors want more info on fees LPs said they often have a hard time justifying them within their organisations. More than half of investors in the past 12 months have asked for greater fee transparency and disclosure from their general partners, according to PDI Perspectives 2019, our annual survey of limited partners....