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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.
While the world fears a coming recession, lower leverage multiples and higher interest rates bode well for alternative lenders.
GP led secondaries
Challenging market conditions are putting operational efficiency under the spotlight, and data can be expected to have a major role to play.
As the popularity of technology lending grows, so does the use of ARR financing. But for managers and investors alike, it presents some challenges.
Economic shocks to the system may prompt allocators to consider changing their portfolio mix. Alternative assets could stand to benefit.
In the wake of the global financial crisis, private debt firms took over much of the banks’ traditional corporate lending business in the mid-market. Today, the two sides are in competition again – this time for larger deals. Andy Thomson examines the implications
Andy Thomson investigates how blockchain technology is giving retail investors access to litigation financing.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's Mayans talks about how market turmoil is playing into the hands of private markets investors.
The Dublin-based firm has already invested €80m from the vehicle, which targets SME lending in Ireland and the UK.
Volatility on the public markets is prompting borrowers to seek private debt solutions, meaning that the size of opportunity is growing.
Attendees at the PDI Germany Forum heard how the country has been leading the way in promotion of the ELTIF vehicle.

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