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John Bakie joined Private Debt Investor in November 2017 as news editor. He has spent over a decade covering a wide range of financial services including private equity, venture capital, retail investment, securities trading and asset custody.
A survey by GCA Altium has found that 86% of banks and 92% of debt funds say they are able to make new primary commitments.
The global financial crisis saw the largest-ever sell-off of non-performing loans. The covid-related disruption may not be as bountiful for NPL investors, but it will offer select opportunities.
The CLO is CVC’s second in Europe this year and brings its total CLO assets to €6bn.
The London-based asset manager believes dislocation driven by covid-19 will create NPL opportunities.
The fund is backed by Greater Manchester Pension Fund and will particularly focus on businesses in the north of England.
The fund manager continued to raise capital during a difficult Q2 and reveals plans for the latter half of 2020.
The fund is seeking €2.5bn for a more conservative direct lending strategy.
The expansion is expected to generate more investment opportunities in Italy.
The deal accelerates an existing agreement to acquire all of Idinvest by 2022.
The firm hopes to target growing demand for investments uncorrelated to US credit markets.
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