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.

GSO BDC initial portfolio anchored by two warehouse transactions

The New York-based credit firm is in the throes of raising its new direct lending vehicle and has collected over $950m so far.

Medalist Partners acquires CLO business

The alternative asset manager bought a controlling stake in JMPCA, which manages $1.2bn across three CLOs.

Brookfield’s union with Oaktree: GDAM, they want credit

With the addition of Oaktree, a respected credit business, Brookfield has shown how debt investing has risen to prominence post-global financial crisis and become crucial for being a global diversified asset manager.

This time, debt funds are picking a bigger fight

Buoyed by fundraising success, the likes of GSO are writing bigger tickets and widening their challenge to the banks.

NexPoint Advisors to nominate directors to MCC’s board if MDLY merger is defeated

MCC has until 15 March to hold its annual shareholder meeting to prevent the board nomination window from opening.

PDI annual awards 2018: Our global winners

The global winners and runners-up of the PDI annual awards 2018.
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