SME lending in China can offer rewards more than commensurate with the risks – as long as you know how to mitigate those. Paul Heffner, managing partner and chief executive officer of Adamas Asset Management, explains how the firm does it.
Chinese shadow banking has a terrible reputation. Cybil Hui-chen Chou writes that the problem in the system is a familiar one, a credit boom combined with poor underwriting and a system of perverse incentives.
Most lenders limit their involvement with borrowers to providing credit and exercising their rights to get it back. Anastasia Donde finds a much deeper relationship between security products manufacturer Safariland and its lender, GSO Capital Partners.
For the last 16 years Kreos Capital has quietly worked away at what it does best, financing high-growth companies in need of cash to fuel rapid expansion. While competitors have come and gone, the firm has gradually grown. The firm’s six partners explain how to Rachel McGovern.
Geopolitical tensions in Russia and Ukraine have not been good for companies east of Vienna. But Anna Devine finds that there are signs of renewed vigour in certain parts of Central and Eastern Europe, which could make for some interesting private debt opportunities.