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Tikehau raises €300m in share capital increase

A Morgan Stanley investment fund has become a new shareholder as part of the fundraising exercise.

Pemberton opens Copenhagen office to boost Nordic investment

A local presence is expected to improve the firm’s deal origination in the region.

The zombie investments have risen

While many funds wrap up cleanly, a lot don’t, and lenders are left to navigate how to deal with leftover loans and investor commitments.

BBI backs Bootstrap Europe II with €27m

The funding will boost support for UK and European entrepreneurs who need capital without giving up equity control.

FS KKR ramps JV and asset-based investments, trims equity positions

The BDC’s asset-based investments are targeting an unlevered gross return in the mid-teens, with commitments made in the first quarter to an aircraft leasing company and a mortgage lender.

Barings BDC, South Carolina Retirement System launch JV to invest in corporate, real estate...

The partnership will see a geographic mix across the US and Europe, which will let BBDC access investments with different levels of yield.

Hercules elevates two investment pros to lead life sciences, tech groups

The firm also reported its first quarter earnings, which listed its largest portfolio ever at $2.15bn.

All is calm, but it’s time to stay alert

Many in private markets seem content with market conditions, but it wouldn’t take much for a temporary wobble to become a longer-lasting problem.

4 takeaways from InterGrowth 2019

The borrower-friendly market was the source of many observations at the annual gathering of private equity professionals, private credit managers and service providers in those industries.

Direct lending ‘risks oversupply’

Niche strategies are starting to grow in popularity – a necessary counterbalance to the capital allocations piling up for mid-market direct lending, says Ari Jauho, co-founder and partner at Helsinki-based fund of funds manager Certior Capital.

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