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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.
Like an increasing number of other lending platforms, Finland’s Vauraus has opted to grow by attracting institutional capital through funds.
The firm’s strategy has been mainly focused on public market volatility this year, though it has done some large private deals as well.
Distressed debt firms will be hoping to win big in our awards, which were launched this week. But some warn that LPs could lose out if the opportunity set is delayed much longer.
Yes, it’s upon us again. Take the opportunity to choose the best-in-class in 47 different categories, reflecting a broad spectrum of private debt activity.
PDI 50 | Private Debt Investor
Our measurement of the most successful private debt fundraisers over the past five years shows it helps to be well-established and based in the US – an advantage that will gradually lessen.
PDI 50
The rolling five-year capital raising total for private debt’s top 50 has taken another big leap. However, the current picture is a little more challenging.
Mark Okada, Jack Yang and Trey Parker – who were all once Highland Capital executives – have got together to launch a Dallas-based credit firm.
Private debt fundraising is tough going, and it’s being made even tougher by European LPs wary of committing to new funds on a virtual basis.
More than three-quarters of North American LPs can virtually underwrite a fund without a meeting, while only a fifth of European and Asia-Pacific LPs can do so, a survey finds.
Participants at our latest event discussed the broad outlook for the asset class, the allure of Asia-Pacific, changing terms and conditions, and caution over distressed debt.

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