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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.
Market sources tell us of some aggressive practices being undertaken by lenders at the smaller end of the market.
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The sector has been at the heart of private debt’s emergence as an asset class to be reckoned with. Investors remain committed, but there may be risks.
At the first close for its latest European mid-market strategy, the fund manager has already gone past the €1.1bn it raised for its debut European vehicle.
Talk of how to respond to a downturn was on the agenda at our recent London event, amid scepticism that fund managers were sufficiently well prepared.
Purna Bhudia, head of credit at the Pension Protection Fund, talked to PDI about how the fund approaches credit investing and how to manage the ups and downs of credit investing.
Controversial aspects of deal structures such as EBITDA addbacks and restricted payment baskets will come under scrutiny as and when conditions get tougher, says Ares' Michael Arougheti.
Relative to its peers in private equity and other asset classes, private debt is behind the curve on ESG. It is catching up, but with various approaches and motivations.
There is the same kind of dislocation in the market that enabled Canada’s PSP to make high returning investments when it first launched into private debt.
The relentless march of alternative lenders is being challenged by an old foe that appears newly invigorated.
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