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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.
Amundi is set to launch a second fund focused on inventory finance for Italian food producers. We find out more about the strategy and the firm’s use of the ELTIF fund structure.
After Mark Machin’s departure, who is new chief executive John Graham? From an unconventional background to a swift rise through the ranks, Graham appears to like defying the odds.
A level of repayments is coming that some investors are prepared for and others may not be. Eric Lloyd and Jonathan Bock of Barings discuss what happens when loans repay.
Many GPs have had a good crisis so far, but they need to be alive to LP sentiment on the big issues of the day.
The fund manager has raised $1.4bn for its latest fund in the context of the pandemic encouraging banks to consider offsetting risk on their balance sheets.
Investors are impressed by performance and keen to commit to local managers. Could this be the turning point for private debt in the region?
Set up by former Commonwealth Bank of Australia executives, the firm has attracted backing from a cornerstone investor as it seeks A$500m for its maiden vehicle.
Europe
A business development company owned by Bain will reach into European and Australian direct lending through the launch of a new platform.
The private debt deal market is picking up as confidence grows, but there still may be a long journey back to normal.
Prior to the pandemic, it was commonly believed that a crisis would allow a reset of deal documentation in which the balance of power would shift from borrower to lender. So far, there’s little sign of it.
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