Private Debt Intelligence – 1/7/2019

Direct Lending Fundraising Dips in 2018


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Total private debt fundraising fell in 2018, with 162 funds securing an aggregate $110bn throughout the year. In comparison, in 2017, 186 private debt funds held a final close and raised $129bn. Although direct lending continued to represent the largest bulk of fundraising activity, direct lending fundraising dipped steeply this year.