News & Analysis

PE buyout loans surge in Asia-Pacific – report

Lenders refocus on backing acquisitions by sponsors, including Brookfield, Partners Group, and TPG.
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AEW and Ostrum hit €200m first close on third fund – exclusive

The joint venture partners expect to hold a second close for their third senior property credit vehicle by December, targeting €400m.

Barings closes European loan fund at €1.5bn

The fund is the latest in a string of vehicles with more than €1 billion to deploy in the European mid-market.

Macau to suspend its $6.7bn sized fund launch bill

The proposal to launch an investment fund would have been discussed in today’s Legislative Assembly session, but is no longer on the agenda.

Blackstone’s GSO runs fund revamp on older credit pools

The firm, which launched its special situations fund in 2005, could move assets into a newly created vehicle that would let investors cash out of older funds.
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How venture debt is making a difference in South-East Asia

InnoVen Capital Partners’ chief executive Chin Chao explains the firm’s investment approach and the reason behind its South-East Asia expansion this year.
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Corporate debt levels could make trade war recession worse – report

Growing levels of corporate debt, particularly leveraged loans, may leave firms vulnerable in the next economic downturn.
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Amundi raises more than €1bn for debut real estate debt strategy – exclusive

The asset management firm has raised €250m for its maiden property debt fund and has deployed €180m across six loans in France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Hamilton Lane raises $760m for latest performing credit fund

The alternative asset manager’s new vehicle is the latest vintage of its Strategic Opportunities fund series, which is aiming for high single-digit to low double-digit returns.

BC’s credit platform makes another BDC play with OHAI purchase

BC Partners, which launched a credit arm more than two years ago, has made its second BDC purchase in less than a year.

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