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Korea's POBA is seeking a mezzanine debt fund mandate and is targeting a net IRR of more than 10 percent

Korea’s POBA seeks mezzanine debt fund manager

Public Officials Benefit Association is targeting a net IRR of more than 10 percent, with a five percent-plus dividend return, for the mandate.

Bank pullback is fueling emerging markets direct lending

The strategy has experienced a spike in fundraising, and market players don’t think that will slow down anytime soon.

Regulator helps banks muscle into Chinese SME credit

A favourable lending environment for small and medium-sized enterprises may pose questions for private funds looking to exploit the corporate funding gap in China.

Why court orders are driving deals for debt managers in India

Asset sellers would prefer private deals before undergoing resolutions. PDI explains the reasons.

Exploring China Huarong’s diminishing pursuit of NPL business

Industry sources are pondering why there has been a significant decline in the organisation’s NPL acquisition costs

LISTEN: 3 takeaways from the June magazine’s ‘EBITDA on steroids’ cover story

The level of EBTIDA addbacks is correlated to company size: the bigger the company, the more generous the adjustments. But lenders to smaller companies are still compromising on things they never thought they'd have to agree to only a couple years ago.

Four trends in Asian distressed debt

Deteriorating covenant quality will put some off investing in Asia, but there are attractive opportunities in the region for those who understand the risks.

Foreign investors are seeing increasing opportunities in China’s credit crisis

Following a period of loose credit in China, international investors are looking to snap up the wealth NPLs it has generated.

By the numbers: Inside Bain’s latest $3bn distressed fundraise

Its 2012-vintage fund posted lacklustre results, while its vehicle launched in 2015 has been among the better performing from that year.

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