If the cycle is about to turn, it would not come as an unwelcome development to some investors.
Direct lending funds need to take a step into the modern world to deliver more value to their investors, Matthias Kirchgaessner of Plexus Investments tells John Bakie
Symon Drake-Brockman explains that, in the late stages of the credit cycle, a successful strategy in a maturing market may depend on an ability to invest across markets.
A hard Brexit and its effects on trade give US LPs one more headache to worry about as their own country picks a trade fight with China. By Andrew Hedlund
As the European market matures, managers must think outside the box to expand their horizons. Andrew Ritchie explains the risks and rewards of diversifying.
Mezzanine financing is being considered by family businesses as they seek acquisitions and wealth transitions, writes Adalla Kim
The investment banks – one still arguably the pinnacle of Wall Street and the other a casualty of, among other factors, run-ins with federal regulators – produced some of the biggest names in alternative lending. Andrew Hedlund reports
Has the European private debt market had it too good for too long? There are no signs of panic, but nerves are jangling as loose structuring, leverage, competition and political volatility compete to be the asset class’s chief bogeyman.
From never-ending cycle talk to the lure of special situations, we report back to you the major conversational topics doing the rounds on day one.
Seven slides show the state of play for the asset class on the continent, and what curve balls might loom.
Life would never be the same, and lenders were among those trying to make sense of it all. Andrew Hedlund reflects on several key ways in which the private debt asset class was moulded by a crisis.
Data from the Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker shows activity has dropped slightly, but private debt continues to gain traction in Europe.
Which individuals have changed the face of the private debt asset class? PDI presents its inaugural top 30.
Private debt funds went from just 16% of fundraising in the German LBO market in 2016 to 34% in 2017. Some predict even more growth to come.
Unitranche finance has become one of the most popular private debt strategies in recent years, but has it displaced its rivals? John Bakie investigates
As Britain’s departure from the EU draws near, the prospect of a no-deal scenario looms. Can its impact on the private debt market be contained? Edward Targett reports Soft landing after a hard Brexit?
The asset class is at an important junction in its history, both in terms of its growth trajectory and the external pressures it faces. Here are the top themes.