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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.
Although private debt capital raising continued to decline last year, investors are far from abandoning the asset class.
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Distressed debt became the most popular strategy as overall capital collection for the asset class fell to the lowest level for five years.
Time is fast running out, with a midnight PST deadline tomorrow before voting in our annual awards is brought to a close.
Unable to force deal sponsors to the table in times of stress, lenders find themselves effectively handcuffed. No wonder the covenant-lite loan remains one of the asset class’s big talking points.
The New York-based asset manager has raised the capital through a fund and separately managed accounts.
The Minneapolis-based manager surpassed a $2bn target for its 13th fund which will focus on ‘pockets of distress around the world’.
With the deadline of 10 January approaching fast, don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.
The pan-European fund manager has raised an European long-term investment fund through which it will blend liquid and illiquid private credit investments.
Through a new vehicle, the Paris-based manager is offering clients of Italy’s largest private banking network access to private debt, private equity, real estate and special opportunities.
Thoughts may be turning to festive celebrations, but don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.
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