Private Debt Intelligence – 11/7/2016

Private Debt Dry Powder by Fund Type

The past few years have seen a large amount of investor capital in private debt funds remain unspent by fund managers, with strong fundraising activity resulting in a significant ‘wall of capital’. In 2016 so far, private debt dry powder has climbed to $199bn, up from $191bn at the start of the year, although levels of uncommitted capital have fluctuated across different fund types.

Dry powder held by distressed debt managers has risen by nearly a third (31%) since the end of 2014 and now stands at $63bn, the highest of any fund type...