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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.
The New York-based manager has raised $1bn for the latest vehicle in its Alkali series, which has gathered $2.9bn in total.
Operating remotely is encouraging investors to play it safe by backing brand-name managers, but niche managers may yet fight back with more sophisticated pitches.
Oaktree’s substantial deployment of its latest property fund is not indicative of dealflow in the market overall, but rather that it is ahead of the pack.
Last year saw small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
In Europe and North America, lenders can only dream of the tight documentation available in Asia-Pacific. We examine a divide which, in some ways, the pandemic has accentuated.
Panellists at our Investor Day predicted a bright future for the asset class, but there was a word of warning for US managers to up their game on ESG.
Western and Eastern private debt deals have little in common when it comes to how borrowers and lenders are treated.
Changes brought about by the pandemic have encouraged investors to rethink their relationship with private debt, with tailored solutions a high priority.
Government actions are generating opportunities in a range of sectors. Celia Yan of BlackRock tells us where to look.
The ease with which capital could leak out of businesses was symbolic of borrower power in deal negotiations. A more challenging environment has put this in a harsher spotlight.

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