Alt asset managers find buyers ready to snatch up minority stakes

More private fund managers that oversee closed-end funds are selling portions of their firm to finance product growth, succession or larger GP commitments.

Kartesia provides €76m for Spanish refinancing

The refinancing will help Fertiberia to expand in Europe and develop more environmentally friendly products.

Blue Sky in discussions with Oaktree over ‘possible investment’

The Australian firm has received 'a lot of inbound approaches' regarding its private markets business since coming under attack from US short-seller Glaucus in March, says a company source.

Barings writes £43m London office loan amid strong Asian demand

The seven-year facility will finance the acquisition of 165 Fleet Street by a Chinese borrower as capital from the continent drives record investment volumes in the sector.

Pillarstone and banks provide €25m to support Greek NPL deal

The deal is the first of its kind in Greece, according to Pillarstone, after the government reformed laws to better protect international investors.

Debt funds make big advance in German mid-market

The country is embracing non-banks, with fund managers taking a 48% market share in the first half of this year according to a new survey.

Nordics lead way to higher European deal numbers – report

Deal activity has been driven by increased interest in continental Europe.

Are deals in a downturn?

The number of deals being done in Europe has declined from last year’s high.

Värde leads €1.4bn Italian NPL deal

The package of Northern-Italian loans was acquired following a digital due diligence process.

Dyal takes minority, non-voting position in direct lender HPS

The investment is Dyal’s third this year, following deals with Vector Capital and Clearlake Capital Group.

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