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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.
Frankfurt-based lending platform creditshelf has raised €62m, anchored by the European Investment Fund, as it seeks a final amount of €150m.
The London-based pan-European manager has already made several investments from the fund, which has a final closing target of up to €2bn.
Why determining appropriate leverage levels is challenging, the current crisis is not quite like the GFC, and direct lenders are preparing for a busy period.
The covid-19 crisis is prompting portfolio re-evaluations and alternative assets are of particular interest, according to a bfinance report.
In the third of our series, we asked three market professionals for their thoughts as coronavirus continues to make its impact felt in the private debt market.
Many investors have come to private debt from fixed income and are conservative on risk/return. We examine those with bold takes on portfolio construction. Royal Mail is at the forefront.
A new reporting guide will divide the companies that are keen to impress with their transparency from those uncomfortable under the spotlight.
The pressures of covid-19 have turned lending into a stressed opportunity for fund managers keen to dictate realistic terms with borrowers.
The US venture debt provider will target healthcare businesses through a new practice headed by the former Bridge Bank professional.
The UK manager has $1bn in its sights as it seeks opportunities across the public and private markets.

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