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SSG is the latest addition to the special situations managers that larger Western firms want to acquire to leverage on established local businesses in Asia.
The purchase comes as other US-based managers have launched Asia-focused funds, including those that have been in the region for some time.
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
The trend of deteriorating covenants looms over lenders’ risk protections, yet Asia still ranks top in covenant quality globally.
The deal will see ARA take a majority stake in Venn and assist with its expansion.
A model by Singapore’s Clifford Capital is the latest capital recycling practice in Asian infrastructure debt.
The London-headquartered firm intends to expand its origination effort in the region to source assets locally.
The Hong Kong-headquartered firm has held a final close on its fifth Asia-focused special situations fund at a record high.
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The role of private and non-bank lenders in financing small and medium-sized enterprises is diminishing because of mounting stress signals and perceived risks, reports Adalla Kim
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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