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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.
A survey has found almost unanimous agreement among investors in the European leveraged finance market that covenant capacity cannot be accurately calculated.
With some portfolio companies needing urgent financing support, private equity managers may once again consider adding debt operations – but it comes with challenges.
David Scopelliti, who was chief executive of Alcentra Capital Corporation until 2018, becomes global head of private debt at the consulting giant.
The Milan-headquartered asset manager has acquired the interest through a US subsidiary, which provides firms with permanent capital to support their further growth.
Asset-based lending looks set to grow in popularity but investors will need to wrestle with its complexity.
The fund finance market is producing innovative solutions to the liquidity crisis, but they come with complexities, writes.
Backed by the deep pockets of a sovereign wealth fund, the manager is charging into what it sees as two gaps in the market.
Meeting capital needs is a big challenge for fund managers today. Kathryn Cecil and Jons Lehmann of Fried Frank run the rule over some potential solutions.
The German manager is aiming to raise up to €600m for the vehicle by early next year. It will mainly target direct lending but also special situations on an opportunistic basis.
Capital raising for private debt is at a low level compared with previous years but, after a very slow start in the first quarter, the last few months have seen a pick-up.

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