Charting the growth of private debt

A record amount of private debt capital has been raised, as shown by the PDI 50 ranking, which is now in its seventh year. The trailing five-year fundraising figure for the top 50 firms grew almost 10 percent compared with 2018’s total, with European and Asian firms continuing to make impressive inroads.

Direct lending is still popular, but there are challenges

The sector has been at the heart of private debt’s emergence as an asset class to be reckoned with. Investors remain committed, but there may be risks.

Q&A: Fundraising amid growing competition

Smart GPs can fundraise successfully if they go into the process tactically and well-informed, says Tavneet Bakshi, partner at FIRSTavenue.

PDI 50: Asian managers rising

The region’s fund managers are gaining ground and have reached a new high point in this year’s PDI 50.
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