Private debt market participants are upbeat about deal activity over the coming year according to research in Proskauer’s Trends in Private Credit: Predictions and expectations for 2018 report.
Almost half expect deal activity to remain the same, while over 40 percent believe it will increase in 2018, with just 12 percent expecting a fall in deals.
Improving economic conditions are the top reason to expect higher deal activity, indicating many are confident of market fundamentals. However, the sheer mass of capital raised by private markets in the past year is also expected to drive deal volume.
Those who expect the market to remain the same overwhelmingly believe the market is strong and stable, and are also banking on the availability of capital to sustain deals.