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Market sources tell us of some aggressive practices being undertaken by lenders at the smaller end of the market.
The relentless march of alternative lenders is being challenged by an old foe that appears newly invigorated.
John Wills of MetLife Investment Management charts the rise of a market investors are flocking to on an increasingly international basis.
Flag of Germany
After something of a lull, German LBO deals have seen a surge as banks got behind add-on financings and re-financings in the third quarter.
There are signs that a big potential source of dealflow may be starting to develop in the private debt market.
Falling deal numbers have not hampered the rate of capital deployment which is set to reach record levels.
As US federal leveraged lending guidance statutes have become a thing of the past, banks are showing a willingness to compete with direct lenders.
A recent roundtable revealed managers have new strategic priorities and different sources of capital to target.
What defines the Stateside private credit market in 2019? Our recently published US report identified the following themes.
The EBITDA addback has become one of the most controversial aspects of deal documentation. Research shows lenders are resisting the most extreme examples.

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