In the UK, increasing interest in liquid debt could be further boosted by retail investment once an EU directive no longer applies.
Rate rises, geopolitics and Brexit are expected to drive an increase in workouts and distressed opportunities in Europe.
A wave of political shocks and relatively slow fundraising have made 2016 a challenge for the asset class, but notable industry achievements and increasing investor awareness point to its growing maturity.
A report from Marlborough Partners shows UK leveraged loan volumes up in Q3 compared with Q2, but overall activity in 2016 is set to be significantly lower than the previous year as we head into the fourth quarter.
Andrew McCullagh, head of origination at Hayfin, explains why he is relaxed about the popularity of private debt and is preparing for the next stage of the credit cycle.
Unprecedented political changes have left investors in the mid-market worried about the future, but, for some at ACG Eurogrowth in Barcelona, it is time get pragmatic.
RM Capital is looking to the IPO to kick-start its strategy of lending to UK SMEs. The firm is targeting an overall yield of 6.5%.
The real estate debt lender has issued the first bond from the UK government-backed PRS guarantee scheme. It is aiming to raise a total of £265m through the issuance.
Few debt funds currently invest in European high-growth companies, but the market is expanding as the start-up space becomes more sophisticated.
The firm has surpassed its £750m target for its real estate debt lending strategy after raising almost £150m following the UK’s vote for Brexit.
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