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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.
Newton's cradle
The private equity firm, which focuses on the consumer space, revealed its plans exclusively to PDI. Shahab Rashid has been hired from Adams Street Partners to spearhead the new business line.
The litigation finance market is growing in popularity, with deep-pocketed LPs looking for ways to deploy meaningful amounts of capital. But it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Annual recurring revenue finance has spread from the US to Europe and is gaining in popularity. But can lenders safely migrate away from traditional credit metrics based on EBITDA to embrace up-and-coming technology-based borrowers? Andy Thomson finds out
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.

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