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Claire Coe Smith

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Demand for debt solutions is booming for many different reasons. Panic is not one of them.
Diversity enters the private debt conversation
Credit funds are ramping up efforts to influence gender diversity among borrowers.
The appetite for software deals among private credit firms shows no signs of abating as lenders continue to raise bumper capital pools to target the sector.
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Private debt has come a long way in its adoption of ESG, with most managers now embedding it into their investment processes. But regular reporting continues to present challenges.
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Current global events are fuelling an uptick in distressed debt investing. With this comes the need for investors to be flexible.
Balancing construction
Responsible investing and the need to avoid certain industries is adding new levels of complexity to private debt dealmaking.
Prism refraction
How sector specialists are taking on the generalists as mid-market direct lending competition heats up.
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The rising costs of labour, energy and raw materials are putting pressure on private debt funds and creating uncertainty in the mid-market.
Healthcare is one of a handful of sectors that maintained strong demand from financiers through the pandemic. Claire Coe Smith explores the broader trend towards specialisation
As we enter 2022, LPs look to work with more managers but are still sceptical about investing with new entrants.

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