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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.
Some observations we heard from the direct lending market during PDI's New York forum in September.
Performance issues are emerging within private debt portfolios, but plenty of lenders are getting fair warning and not panicking yet.
The latest Alternative Lender Deal Tracker from Deloitte shows healthcare, financial services and software deals in hot demand despite the travails arising from covid-19.
We are calling for submissions for 48 categories in this year’s awards. To help us compile our shortlists, we want to hear your highlights from a challenging year.
Direct lending has enjoyed years of tailwinds – now it must confront the headwinds.
The fund, Triton Debt Opportunities II, had a target size of €550m and is already 40% invested.
Borrowers have held the balance of power for some time when it comes to deal negotiations. There are signs that their grip is being loosened, if only a little.
Our annual conference in New York (virtual of course) lifted the lid on how participants in the direct lending market are faring in a changed landscape.
The partnership, which will target European mid-market businesses, follows the launch earlier this year of an Apollo/Mubadala tie-up aimed at the larger deal space.
The fund manager has attracted a commitment from the EIF as it seeks to broaden its appeal beyond its home country.
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