Howard Marks on the Oaktree-Brookfield tie-up

Oaktree Capital Management wasn’t looking for a partner when Brookfield Asset Management approached it about a deal. Founder Howard Marks talks Isobel Markham and Andrew Hedlund through the transaction, and what lies ahead for private markets

UK NPL portfolios expected to be put up for sale

CBRE’s head of loan advisory expects an increasing number of non-performing retail loans to hit the market in the next two years.

How Europe’s deal volumes stack up

European private debt deal volumes have more than doubled in just six years.

Alcentra BDC puts itself on the block

The New York-based US direct lending arm of Alcentra has hired Houlihan Lokey to lead a review process to evaluate strategic alternatives for the business development company.

NexPoint offers $25m in cash, $50m in share purchases in latest MCC bid

NexPoint Advisors has sweetened its bid for Medley Capital Corporation (MCC) by upping its cash compensation and the amount of MCC stock it pledges to purchase should it ultimately acquire the beleaguered business development company. Dallas-based NexPoint Advisors, an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, has said it will provide a $25 million cash payment, up […]

European deals to look out for in 2019

With record amounts of capital to deploy, managers are eyeing opportunities on the continent. We examine some of the potential areas of focus and how the market differs across the Atlantic.

Redrawing the lines for direct lending

Lenders are pushing back against overly generous deal terms, but it is easier said than done, and there are various pressure points for deal makers.

How funds’ increasing firepower has transformed the European market

Amid record levels of fundraising and an evolving deal market, Proskauer partners Alex Griffith, Faisal Ramzan and Ben Davis examine how private debt's role is shifting on the continent.

European private debt deals grow 9% in 2018

Deal growth has remained healthy as record fundraising in 2017 has created pressure to deploy funds.

The false alarm around leveraged loans

Fears are growing that here is a market potentially posing systemic risk. Research from Partners Group suggests such concern may be misplaced.

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