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Unitranche on the up down under

Australia is beginning to follow the US and Europe in their embrace of the unitranche structure.

New dawn for mezzanine

Senior debt has claimed the fundraising limelight, but junior capital is still popular and mezzanine may be set for a comeback.

Waiting in the wings

Last year saw slim pickings for distressed debt investors circling Europe. But there are signs that 2018 may be different.

The transfer of intellectual horsepower

Many direct lending veterans have switched from the banks to the funds. But are the old heads wise enough to avoid the mistakes of the past?

The safe option

With stock markets fluctuating wildly, private sources of capital may be favoured by healthcare companies – bringing further growth to the nascent debt financing segment.

Mallis switches from First Avenue to Pantheon

Justin Mallis, who worked with a number of credit funds in his former role, becomes global head of project management at his new employer.

Samsung SRA raises $330m for second US real estate debt fund

Samsung SRA Asset Management, the Seoul-headquartered real estate asset manager wholly owned by Samsung Life Insurance, has achieved a final close on its second US real estate debt fund at KRW360 billion ($334 million; €270 million), a person familiar with the fundraising confirmed to Private Debt Investor. The source also told PDI that the fund […]

Perceptive looks for more capital to invest in healthcare companies

The firm has upped its target for Fund II after Fund I beat it fundraising goal.

Acofi raises €700m for real estate debt strategies

Christophe Murciani, head of CRE debt funds at the Paris-headquartered firm, sees opportunity in logistics assets and value-add strategies across Europe.

How investors can identify the best of the bunch

With fund managers citing loose deal structures – while pointing the finger elsewhere – what steps can LPs take to confidently assess the winners and losers? Raelan Lambert of Pavilion Alternatives Group provides some key tips.