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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 need to nurture permanent capital in Europe

Reasons for longer-term vehicles in private debt are growing, with one being the requirement to support businesses traditionally backed by banks.
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Private credit’s role in the next financial crash

Arena Investors’ Daniel Zwirn believes direct lending, leveraged loans and CLOs could be partly responsible for the next financial crash, whenever it comes.
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Private credit’s role in the next financial crash

Arena Investors’ Daniel Zwirn believes direct lending, leveraged loans and CLOs could be partly responsible for the next financial crash, whenever it comes.
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Certior advances fundraising to €100m

The Finnish fund of funds manager’s second vehicle is now larger than its first and has a final target of up to €300m.
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Distressed: Is it worth the wait?

Timing, fees and manager differentiation are among the key issues for limited partners prepared to take a punt on GPs that thrive on turmoil.

How the UK can still exert influence in Europe

The European Parliament has approved changes to the pre-marketing of alternatives funds that should make the process easier across the continent.

Latest HIG fund closes on $1.5bn amid signs of strife in Europe

With Cheyne’s €1bn close earlier in the week, an HIG Bayside vehicle is another to target ‘challenging’ conditions for smaller businesses in the region.

Cheyne scales back fund to close on €1bn

The firm’s European Strategic Value Credit Fund, targeting stressed mid-market debt, was 40% oversubscribed.

Trade body urges investors to quiz issuers on covenants

The European Leveraged Finance Alliance has sent would-be investors in high yield bonds a questionnaire to encourage issuers to open up on key deal terms.
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PODCAST: The future of private debt in Germany

Listen to the recording of our live podcast from the PDI Germany Forum in Munich covering key issues such as competition, supply and demand and LP allocation priorities.
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