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The deal will see ARA take a majority stake in Venn and assist with its expansion.
The hires will support deployment of ICG’s first vintage of its mid-market strategy.
Unitranches, mid-market CLO issuance and leverage are all topics that could be big in the new year.
The second SME loan fund from BNPP AM will provide growing SMEs with a combination of fund and traditional bank finance.
The sheer number of smaller companies in Europe is vast so who is taking advantage of the opportunities created by this capital gap? Tingting Peng of ESO Capital seeks answers
The move is part of NN IP’s aim to grow its alternative credit capabilities, which already amount to €40bn of assets.
The Dutch firm has put London-based partner Paul Nash, who has been with DIF since 2008, in charge of the strategy.
The fund will adopt a conservative strategy and incorporate ESG into its investment process.
Through its latest vehicle, focused primarily on investing in whole loans secured against UK commercial property, the firm has already committed £455m across 10 transactions.
At the first close for its latest European mid-market strategy, the fund manager has already gone past the €1.1bn it raised for its debut European vehicle.

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