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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.
Large amounts of capital have been raised for distressed strategies in private debt and real estate, but thanks to government support schemes, finding a home for it is proving a challenge.
With capital raising favouring the larger managers, regional expansion from the US to Europe is increasingly being considered.
The fund manager, which has offices in London and Dublin, is targeting €2bn for the third vehicle in its core series.
Private debt managers keen to attract insurance capital always need to keep a close eye on regulation, but few are likely to be put off by the demands.
Fundraising for what is the private credit industry’s largest ever direct lending vehicle was done mostly through video conferencing, which the firm found to be 'incredibly efficient'.
Aided by support schemes, many businesses have been protected from the worst effects of the pandemic. But what happens when this boost comes to an end?
asia pacific
The firm is making progress on its second Asian private credit fund targeting the region and believes certain dynamics are producing an unprecedented level of opportunity.
The vehicle is the fifth in the series and has already been deployed in 27 transactions.
Distressed debt can be an ‘all or nothing’ strategy. Get it right and rich rewards await; get it wrong and you may have unhappy investors.
The last year has seen an increasing number of partnerships formed between GPs and insurance firms. There are compelling reasons behind the trend.

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