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Alcentra makes three hires for direct lending team

The three new roles will enable Alcentra to expand its execution capabilities in France, Italy and Spain.

Zencap holds close on third corporate debt fund

The vehicle has raised €180m and is aiming to hit its €500m hard cap before the end of the year.

Looking for top gear

The banks are fighting back in Italy, but favourable regulation and opportunities to lend to companies with intangible assets means debt funds are seeing more business than ever. Claire Coe Smith reports

Aviva Investors combines debt, real estate and infrastructure businesses

The combined division will look to tap into the growing demand for alternative strategies.

HSBC raises $800 million for diversified loan fund

The fund will target a diversified array of lending opportunities across the world including direct lending and acquiring loans on the secondary market.

Hermes partners with local banks for European lending fund

Hermes is expanding its bank origination network to target lending opportunities in continental Europe.

Credit earnings up at Carlyle in Q1

Carlyle has seen its credit income grow by more than 20 percent as it grows its investment team.

Blackrock and Tikehau support Ardian deal

The deal to support a German call centre acquisition is a first for Tikehau.

EQT raises €1.4bn for second direct lending fund – exclusive

The follow up to its 2016 vehicle has already raised almost three times as much as its predecessor.

Korea’s POBA mandates three US managers

The Korean public pension fund has committed $150m across Golub Capital, Ares Management and Antares Capital.

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