News & Analysis

France sees 50% rise in private debt capital

French alternative credit activity grew strongly in 2018, though it remains concentrated among a small number of funds.

DFG Investment Advisers hires new CEO

The credit firm hired Oliver Wriedt to help oversee business strategies, product development and to help lead fundraising efforts.

PEI Media acquires PEHub, Buyouts, VCJ and PartnerConnect

The assets are part of a US-focused subscription-led information and events portfolio PEI has purchased from Simplify Compliance Holdings.

How direct lending’s growth is changing returns

Jess Larsen of FIRSTavenue charts the evolution from ‘idiosyncratic alpha’ to cost-efficient beta, and the impact this is having on fees

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.

Ninepoint Partners seeks $500m for trade finance fund

The vehicle will be advised by Highmore Group Advisors, which will help originate and underwrite deals.

Tikehau adds Nomura vet, Citigroup fundraiser to senior ranks

Paris-based Tikehau has set targets to substantially boost its assets under management and the operating profits of its asset management arm by 2022.

Why investors may be living in ignorance

Terminology around senior loans has become increasingly obscure. Consequently, there are calls for it to be standardised, finds David Turner

ICG hires Carlyle’s European buyout MD to subordinated debt and equity role

Company says Zeina Bain’s appointment will boost its ability to invest in growth companies seeking mezzanine finance.

The GPs that want to see you in court

For distressed debt firms concerned about a lack of dealflow, there’s a simple solution: do litigation funding instead.

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