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Rebecca Szkutak

Rebecca Szkutak is a reporter for Private Debt Investor. She joined PDI in September 2018. Prior to that she covered startups for American Inno in the Boston and Colorado markets.

Canadian venture debt reaches a crossroads

The numbers for the strategy aren’t favourable, but lenders remain positive. By Rebecca Szkutak
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Full steam ahead for North American railcar leasing as investors jump on board

Investing in leasing railway rolling stock could offer attractive returns on reliable assets with a 50-year lifespan.
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Oaktree takes minority stake in Latin American placement agent

The firm has taken a 20% stake in Singular, which has previously helped it raise more than $750m across eight vehicles.
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PennantPark expands offerings to cater to investors

The mid-market investment manager has launched four new products across its senior debt and opportunistic credit strategies.
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Looking into the leveraged loans defaults crystal ball

Portfolio managers continue to draw out predictions about default rates, according to a recent report by S&P Global Intelligence.
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New Mountain Capital seeks $750m private BDC – exclusive

The investment manager’s latest product continues the firm’s strategy of lending to US mid-market companies.
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Bank pullback is fueling emerging markets direct lending

The strategy has experienced a spike in fundraising, and market players don’t think that will slow down anytime soon.

LACERS will commit to two new credit managers

The pension fund approved $100m contracts with Benefit Street Partners and Alcentra Limited after a nine-month search.
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ACERA creates a dedicated private credit bucket

The pension fund plans to allocate 4% of its portfolio ($490m) to the strategy by 2023.

Ares grows insurance platform with acquisition of Pavonia

The credit manager launched Aspida Financial to manage the acquisition of Pavonia Life Insurance Company of Michigan.
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