The biggest BDC got even larger this quarter, and its capital cushion shows it.
A new generation of debt strategies are emerging and they are expected to make their presence felt in 2017.
In the UK, increasing interest in liquid debt could be further boosted by retail investment once an EU directive no longer applies.
Many private debt professionals have expressed optimism for 2017, but two cautionary tales emerged in January.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney sees challenges ahead for the sector and those who regulate it, but there is no denying the advantages it provides borrowers.
Market sources are not predicting a reversal of last year’s decline in capital raised, but support for the asset class remains strong.
It is hard to believe commercial banks will come rushing back into the mid-market, despite a probable rollback of financial regulations in the US.
Proposed guidelines on leveraged transactions may increase restrictions on banks and present greater opportunities for private debt funds.
The holidays are here, but PDI will be keeping you up to date on all the key developments in private debt.
The coming 12 months could be defined by higher deal activity and business development companies’ ability to use more leverage.
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