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Germany’s private debt market has reached a ‘serious size’

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.

Financing the Mittelstand – whose role is it anyway?

With over 1,000 local banks, Germany has been a tough market for debt funds to crack, but partnerships offer a way forward.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Banks lending to B-rated credits is not sustainable

PDI talks to Jürgen Breuer, head of origination for Austria, Germany and Switzerland at Pemberton, about bank lending in the region.

Europe: Return of the banks

As alternative forms of finance have eaten into banks’ market share in Europe, how are the traditional lenders responding?

Elephants stumble in European mezzanine market

The turning of the cycle will put Europe’s mezzanine lenders to the test, which means GPs are choosing their target companies carefully, writes David Turner.

The future of private debt: 5 trends to look out for

The only constant is change and private debt is no exception. We look at the factors that will shape the future of the asset class.

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