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The deal with US-based Wafra Capital Partners will enable ThinCats to make £2bn of loans over the next few years.
The vehicle will follow its predecessor strategy to back firms in the food and beverage sector and related industries.
Fundraising for what is the private credit industry’s largest ever direct lending vehicle was done mostly through video conferencing, which the firm found to be 'incredibly efficient'.
The vehicle is the fifth in the series and has already been deployed in 27 transactions.
European private debt deal volume surged in Q4, but that resurgence has been mixed across geographies.
The Los Angeles-based firm’s Europe-focused ACE V is the largest-ever direct lending fund. PDI caught up with European credit co-heads Mike Dennis and Blair Jacobson to find out more.
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The unit-linked fund will allow private pension investors to access unlisted credit opportunities.
The £100m fund will invest in illiquid and liquid strategies to meet the needs of highly regulated DC schemes.
European private debt deals bounced back sharply in Q4 of 2020 after sinking to historic lows during the pandemic.

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