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Europe’s mezzanine moment

Unitranche has dominated the continent’s private debt markets in recent years. But, as David Turner reports, mezzanine’s advocates say that it offers better prospects.

The all-weather technology strategy

Lending into the IT and software space could generate robust returns, even in a downturn – provided you pick the right spots.

The best bet in your backyard

Relatively insulated from global trade volatility, the US business services sector is attractive to domestic lenders.
Balloon dollar bursting

Bursting the bank as venture debt takes off

The EIB is barely able to contain delegates flocking to hear about an investment theme gathering pace on both sides of the Atlantic. David Turner reports

Europe ventures into the unknown

The continent looks set to follow in the footsteps of the US as venture lending gathers steam, but challenges lie in wait.

Revised AIFMD to ease restrictions on pre-marketing in the EU

New directive will liberalise regulations for managers during the earliest stages of fundraising.

Investors embrace the Nordics as banks pull back

Traditional lenders have had the upper hand in the region, but Sweden and Denmark are now seeing direct lenders claim market share.

Revised AIFD to ease restrictions on pre-marketing in the EU

New directive will liberalise regulations for managers during the earliest stages of fundraising.

Investors embrace the Nordics as banks pull back

Traditional lenders have had the upper hand in the region, but Sweden and Denmark are now seeing direct lenders claim market share.

Human underwriters still have the edge over their AI counterparts

Artificial intelligence is gaining ground, but humans still have their uses in private debt underwriting
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