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Overall fundraising took a tumble in 2019 but it was a strong year for vehicles targeting distressed debt.
The credit manager will make 10-12 investments from the vehicle, the firm said.
The Minneapolis-based manager surpassed a $2bn target for its 13th fund which will focus on ‘pockets of distress around the world’.
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The Hong Kong-headquartered firm has held a final close on its fifth Asia-focused special situations fund at a record high.
From how distressed should be a ‘grind-it-out’ strategy, to making sure GPs are ‘cycle-proofing’ their documents, this is what participants were talking about.
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The firm’s publicly traded and private BDCs will get new co-presidents as the current one leaves but will remain president of the BDCs’ advisor.
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