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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.
January and February activity helped transaction numbers hold up in Q1, but the coronavirus pandemic is expected to limit dealflow in Q2.
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The country ended 2019 on a high with a recovering economy, strong M&A activity and the best year for private debt investment yet, but coronavirus puts it all in jeopardy. Writes John Bakie
The chickens will come home to roost for larger loans, according to Antonella Napolitano of Deerpath Capital, as evidence of loose investment discipline begins to surface
Debt fund managers and banks became more positive on their outlook for lending in April as the German government pilots its way out of lockdown.
After suffering the loss of GSO co-founder Bennett Goodman last year, Blackstone’s credit arm has also been hit by the coronavirus.
While the overall outlook for 2020 is negative, there are sharp variations depending on manager strategy.
Our interactive report reveals fundraising has ground to a halt as covid-19 takes its toll on economic activity around the world.
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The vehicle will follow its predecessor’s strategy of lending to mid-market US companies across a range of sectors.
The lending platform will join more than 40 lenders in supporting UK businesses through the crisis.
The special opportunities vehicle will seek to benefit from market dislocation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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