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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.

Five years of private debt: The new relationship lenders

PDI celebrates its fifth birthday this month. In that time, private debt funds have made a huge impact, striding further into territory vacated by the banks. Andy Thomson reports

PDI 5th anniversary: Don’t expect a bank comeback

Panellists at our fifth anniversary celebration, hosted by Dechert, advised not to expect a loosening of regulation to unleash fierce competition from the banks.

Star performer or laggard?

Confidence in prospects is high, but up to now investors have been more impressed with what other alternative asset classes have delivered.

The safe option

With stock markets fluctuating wildly, private sources of capital may be favoured by healthcare companies – bringing further growth to the nascent debt financing segment.

Mallis switches from First Avenue to Pantheon

Justin Mallis, who worked with a number of credit funds in his former role, becomes global head of project management at his new employer.

SCOR teams with LBO France on €300m fund

Paris-based SCOR Investment Partners has linked up with the private equity firm to provide European mid-market loans.

Braced for the descent

A benign environment of high liquidity and low interest rates may be coming to an end. Distress specialists can’t wait for the fun to start.

WATCH: EQT’s Tergiman warns on aggressive documentation

In conversation with Cyril Tergiman, the EQT Credit partner says some direct lenders are being aggressive in documentation to win business. Watch this two-minute video.

Mezzanine returns 20% for KKR in 2017

In its earnings call, the alternative assets giant described it as a year of “strong performance” for its alternative credit strategies.

WATCH: EQT’s Tergiman on Brexit and the suffering consumer

In a three-minute video, the EQT Credit partner argues that, as UK risks crystallise, having a balanced portfolio is crucial.