Private Debt Intelligence – 12/3/2018

Australia-Based Private Debt Investors Look to Distressed Debt


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The pace of growth of the Australia’s private debt market has trailed behind other regions, most notably the US and Europe, but it is finally seeing an uptick. After a year-on-year decline in assets from 2013 to 2015, Australia-based assets has seen its private debt industry grow once more. As at March 2018 – the latest data available – Australia-based private debt assets under management stands at $920mn. This includes $400mn in dry powder, which is in fact, the largest amount of dry powder that Australia-based private debt firms have held since the end of 2009, when dry powder stood at $470mn.