PDI Picks – 4/5/2021

Will a lack of fuel derail private debt in the UK?


A new survey highlights the importance of private debt in the UK market. But there are concerns over the weakness of fundraising.

In the UK, private debt is now playing a “vital role” in the provision of finance to the country’s SMEs according to new research from the British Business Bank and the British Venture Capital Association. It calculated that private debt provision was worth more than £18 billion (nearly $25 billion) in the UK in 2018 and 2019.