PDI Picks – 10/18/2021

Fundraising puts the pandemic in the rear mirror


The year as a whole looks set to move comfortably past the total raised in 2020.

Private debt fundraising had a tough time of it last year, fighting its way through the challenges of covid-19 and the enforced remote due diligence that it brought in its wake, to an eventual total of $176.5 billion. This was a respectable haul of capital under the circumstances, but short of the $217.1 billion collected in 2019.