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How European funds are evolving

Macfarlanes partners Alex Amos and Ceinwen Rees look at recent trends in European private debt fund structuring.

Forget covenant-lite: The devil is in the document’s details

Steven Miller and Jessica Reiss of Fitch Solutions examine the subtle changes to credit agreements that could pose a danger when today’s deals are affected by the next downturn.

Where to ramp up in a slowdown

David Forbes-Nixon, co-founder, chairman and chief executive at Alcentra, and Eric Larsson, co-portfolio manager of the special situations team, discuss energy, retail and other opportunities amid economic strain.

Beyond the gaze of the banks

Hidden behind the fiercely competitive sponsored market, Spain is beginning to wake up to the opportunity offered by sponsorless deals. Ignacio Díez of Trea Direct Lending assesses progress to date and future potential.

Behind the allure of mid-market debt

Macroeconomic concerns and the need for diversification have driven investor interest in mid-market private debt. But how safe are these allocations?

Spreads ‘almost the tightest they’ve ever been’

Brian Olvany is head of private debt at Zurich Insurance Group. The investment management function within the insurer manages approximately $200bn in assets of which over $8bn is targeted at private debt assets. We catch up with him to get his take on private debt markets today.

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