Boiling point

This optimism surrounding the private debt market continued in 2018 despite some underlying concerns. Last year was not a record fundraising year, but it was certainly a strong one with $135 billion raised over 153 funds. However, the risks remain and the asset class is starting to feel some pressure as managers work hard to deploy capital stored up over the course of several successful fundraising years. It may be a time for more cool-headed reflection as we look not only at how far the industry has come, but also at how far it has yet to go.

Examining the 5 pressures of 2018

We look at the factors that have been straining the market over the past year.

Building new relationships in China

The country’s embattled developers are turning to the private market to service debt and grow business.

Specialty finance: niche to know

In the days of covenant-lite deals, asset-based lending provides refreshingly favourable terms for lenders with the requisite expertise.
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