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Partners highlights opportunity in ‘add-ons’ and complexity

A new report from the firm says direct loans in the mid and upper mid-market offer the most attractive return potential in the US.

Banner year for US leveraged loans, but structural challenges ahead

Leverage is creeping up in large-cap leverage buyouts, riskier credits are being issued and prospects for strong recoveries are dwindling.

BBB provides £60m for asset-based financier

The capital for Simply Asset Finance comes from the British Business Bank’s ENABLE programme.

The challenge of credit

Private equity firms face some complex legal and compliance issues if they want to expand into credit funds, write Jason Brown, Jessica O’Mary and Catherine Skulan of Ropes & Gray

Standing on the shoulders of giants

A record-breaking year for private debt fundraising has been enabled by the strength of the private equity market.

PDI 2017 awards: Up and running!

Last year you voted in your thousands. This year, we are hoping the eventual tally will be even larger as we launch our biggest-ever PDI awards. See here to get going in our survey – it won’t take long to complete. Twelve months ago, we raised the number of categories by four from 39 to […]

When one facility fits all

Umbrella fund finance can provide a simplified approach for managers with multiple strategies.

Can you rely on a termsheet?

Lenders may be left compromised when a deal termsheet does not make clear how much control sponsors have over the transfer of payments.

Why this is a fight that should be picked

As US Congress gets ready to reform the tax code, private credit and private equity firms will square off with elected leaders over a tax deduction that is crucial to both asset classes.

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.