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Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.
Last year was not great for managers seeking capital for private debt, but there are plenty of indicators that more fruitful times lie ahead.
The San Francisco-headquartered investment firm hit the hard-cap for the vehicle, which follows an €800m predecessor.
The global health crisis may have come out of the blue, but some things are a little easier to foresee. Here are some themes we think will make headlines repeatedly in our coverage.
Time is fast running out, with a midnight PST deadline tomorrow before voting in our annual awards is brought to a close.
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A new survey from BlackRock finds family offices embracing alternative assets, despite many showing a reluctance to make big changes to their overall allocations.
Thoughts may be turning to festive celebrations, but don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.
This year has seen small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
Like an increasing number of other lending platforms, Finland’s Vauraus has opted to grow by attracting institutional capital through funds.
The firm’s strategy has been mainly focused on public market volatility this year, though it has done some large private deals as well.
Distressed debt firms will be hoping to win big in our awards, which were launched this week. But some warn that LPs could lose out if the opportunity set is delayed much longer.
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