Private Debt Intelligence – 1/23/2017

Mezzanine Vehicles Drive Private Debt Fundraising in 2016

2016 saw 141 private debt vehicles reach a final close raising a combined $89bn, a slight slowdown from the 156 funds that secured a record $97bn of investor capital in 2015. However, 2016 still marked another year of extremely robust fundraising with investor appetite for the asset class showing no signs of diminishing.

Direct lending funds accounted for the highest number of vehicles closed through the year with 51 vehicles raising a combined $24bn...