Private Debt Intelligence – 11/18/2019

Direct Lending Fundraising Recovers


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Private debt fundraising kept decreasing in 2019, driven by a fall in mezzanine and distressed debt fundraising. However, direct lending continues to represent the largest bulk of fundraising activity, and 2019 has seen a big recover for this strategy. Direct lending fell in 2018 closing 84 funds securing $52bn, after seeing the highest peak in 2017 raising almost $67bn with 93 funds.