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The deal will enable Rocking Horse to extend loans to SMEs that are looking to access government funds for R&D and innovation.
January and February activity helped transaction numbers hold up in Q1, but the coronavirus pandemic is expected to limit dealflow in Q2.
The country ended 2019 on a high with a recovering economy, strong M&A activity and the best year for private debt investment yet, but coronavirus puts it all in jeopardy. Writes John Bakie
The country has been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, but those on the ground can see beyond current woes to a bright future for alternative lenders, says Claire Coe Smith
Debt fund managers and banks became more positive on their outlook for lending in April as the German government pilots its way out of lockdown.
A number of stress scenarios could see significant downgrades of some tranches.
France’s trust structure has proved its potential for risk mitigation in the higher risk-return part of the credit spectrum, and its potential for more vanilla or investment-grade financing is becoming clear. Benjamin Raillard of Solutions Fiducie explains
A flight to safety in uncertain times and LPs’ growing confidence in making loans of their own mean senior debt could be one of the most competitive parts of the credit market over the coming years, says John Bakie
The firm plans to introduce its first real estate debt offering after rebranding its property business this month.
For the seventh year, we recognise the managers, institutional investors and advisory firms considered by their peers to have been the standard bearers of the private debt asset class.

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