Our annual Mid-Market Lending report is a valuable benchmark for how private debt is faring as we move into the second quarter. The good news is that with the European mid-market continuing to grow – one report even has it outpacing the US within a decade – everything points to another strong year for lending.
The mid-market: Back on the right track
With portfolios largely intact and banks in retreat, the mid-market private debt industry is ready to declare victory over covid.
Churchill: The big direct lending bounce back
A high-velocity vaccine rollout, $1.9trn stimulus package and a year of pent-up consumerism mean the future is bright for US mid-market direct lending, says Churchill Asset Management’s Randy Schwimmer.
Have fund managers really left the crisis behind?
The private debt deal market is picking up as confidence grows, but there still may be a long journey back to normal.
SME lenders pin hopes on growth in 2021
This year has seen small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
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