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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

Putting the heat back in real estate CLOs

As investor appetite for securitisation grows, commercial real estate CLOs – rarely seen since the Crisis – are in fashion again.

Focus on security as UK lender launches new fundraise

With a focus on asset-rich businesses with visible cash flows, listed investment trust RMDL is seeking around £40m from an offering of C shares.

Market mood

Investors remain bullish on private debt.

First close for Foresight’s debut infra debt fund

The UK-headquartered manager has raised €70m for its Italian Green Bond Fund, which is aiming for €200m in total.

OCP Asia back in market with Landmark series – exclusive

The credit manager has launched its latest closed-ended fund, targeting $500m.
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Investcorp hires credit funds head

Investcorp has made its first major credit hire since acquiring 3i’s credit business last year.

KKR closes credit opps fund on $2.2bn

The second fund in the credit opportunities series will target subordinated debt securities, corporate mezzanine, asset-backed investments and speciality finance.

Private debt breaks fundraising record

The asset class saw more than $180bn raised globally last year, although the number of fund closings was relatively small.

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