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POBA to add to US lending strategy

The Korean pension fund has put out an RFP to hire private debt managers for US direct lending mandates.

Asia: Junior lien in demand

Global investors’ appetite in Asia focuses mostly on mezzanine and subordinated debt, followed by distressed debt, PDI data shows.

Partners Group gives credit for KKR Oz deal

The investment firm has provided unitranche debt financing for the acquisition of a cosmetic treatment firm.

Asia: Investors seek illiquidity premium

Private debt investors are spotting opportunities in Asia-Pacific where distressed and mezzanine strategies are dominant.

Third time’s a charm as Westpac offloads Hastings

The sale allows UK investment firm Northill Capital to gain a foothold in infrastructure, ending a sale process that had been running for almost two years.

Why Korean LPs are seeking SMAs

Korean investors are seeking separately managed accounts for transparency and flexible capital deployment.

Hedging against big currency swings to gain an advantage

Amid growing competition, the ability of debt funds to manage foreign exchange risks has assumed greater importance, writes Afex's Ashley Hall.

Asian insurers target private debt in yield hunt

Insurers in the region are investing in higher-risk products and with longer-term investment horizons as their liabilities increase.

AMP debt fund lends $200m to telecoms firm

The mezzanine investment comes from the manager’s recently closed third fund, which closed on its $2.5bn hard-cap.

Global private debt managers home in on Asia Pacific

Regional investors are ramping up allocations to the asset class as an alternative to the more volatile public markets.