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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.
We continue a conversation begun last week with reflections on why the private debt secondaries market may struggle to establish itself.
Illuminated emergency exit
John Kissick is stepping away from the business he co-founded in 1997, with 15-year Ares veteran Kipp deVeer taking his place around the table.
The London-based firm is also preparing to launch a CLO as it makes plans for an unpredictable year in the credit markets.
Private debt is behind other alternative asset classes when it comes to secondary activity and opinions differ as to when it’s worth taking seriously.
Andrew Scotland becomes co-head of special situations debt in Europe, a role in which he will work alongside fellow co-head Duncan Priston.
First Eagle Alternative Credit has wrapped up its first fund since being formed from First Eagle Investment Management’s acquisition of THL Credit last month.
Teiki Benveniste joins as head of the joint venture between Ares Management and Australian asset manager Fidante Partners.
A regulator’s report appears to confirm that fears about collateralised loan obligations were merited. Those involved in the market, however, are looking forward to a fruitful year.
It’s a booming market that’s been synonymous with the banks in recent years, but a new source of capital has appeared on the scene.
Sources close to the strategic review say a number of different ways forward for the business are possible, including a spinout led by management.
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