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Vine Alternative Investments closes on more than $608m for latest fund

The media-focused firm has already deployed more than $137m of the raised capital.

Ares holds final close on debut US direct lending private fund

The firm begins the new year with more than $3bn in committed capital raised.

Crescent closes second direct lending fund on more than $1.6bn

The fund is already nearly halfway deployed, with $750m of capital invested at the time of the final close.

Apollo BDC execs tout increased first lien loan exposure

The mid-market investment vehicle began its shift away from more arcane investments to traditional corporate term loans.

Sagard closes debut credit fund above $500m target

The fund has made five investments so far, two of which are in Canada.

Certior raises €51m for first close of SME FoF

The new vehicle will look for primary and co-investment opportunities with funds focused on smaller companies.

Structured equity offers path to safer late cycle financing

Debt managers are moving down the capital structure to enhance risk-adjusted returns, while private equity players move up to protect risk.

Oaktree’s board battle with Ranger nears a conclusion

The direct lending fund manager is buried by $700,000 in legal fees and looming scepticism over its ability to wind down .

Debt funds rise further in Germany

After notably increasing their market share in 2017, the early signs indicate that non-bank lenders are making even bigger strides this year.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

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