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Politics and red tape are preventing bailout funds from reaching the companies that need them most, reports Robin Blumenthal
The private markets giant says this is the largest such fund ever, and it will seek to deploy capital opportunistically.
The inaugural Senior Loan Fund doubled its initial target of $1.5bn, and will focus on sponsor-backed companies in the US and Canada.
Politics and red tape are keeping bailout funds from reaching the companies that need it most.
Amid the turmoil caused by the pandemic, technology and life science firms are seeing strong growth – and lenders are taking advantage.
Venture lending is seen as offering higher returns for higher risk. So why, against such a volatile backdrop, is fundraising surging ahead? Robin Blumenthal finds out
It is not as if US-based fund manager Apollo Global Management had not telegraphed its intention to push further into the burgeoning market for private credit.
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Amid BDC fallout, Alcentra is on the hunt for bargains. Plus, key points from a fund finance webinar and evidence that senior debt is retaining its popularity with LPs. Here's today's brief for our valued subscribers only. 
The firm has appointed two experienced professionals in the space, and hints it may raise a dedicated fund soon.
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