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It's becoming more competitive, with a recent report suggesting that direct lending in Europe could dwarf the US within a decade. We suggest five ways managers can get ahead in this congested space.
With portfolios largely intact and banks in retreat, the mid-market private debt industry is ready to declare victory over covid.
The mid-market appears to have shaken off covid-19, with help from the disciplined approach taken by managers.
Credit ratings are a vital tool for corporate debt borrowers and issuers. They should not get mixed up with non-rating opinions, urges Joshua Thompson of law firm Sidley.
Western and Eastern private debt deals have little in common when it comes to how borrowers and lenders are treated.
With covid-19 causing complex disruption to the world of commerce, private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and lenders can work together to deal with financial covenant breaches encountered as a result of operating in such unprecedented times.
The market may have balked, but the firm’s deal to buy its insurance affiliate makes plenty of sense.

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