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The $500m fund has started deploying capital, focusing on corporate and real estate investments across selected countries in Asia-Pacific.
Tom Sumpster’s departure comes after LGIM’s attempts to expand its infra strategy beyond senior debt hit roadblocks.
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The vehicle has held a first close on $200m and is now in the deployment phase.
As BDCs dive down into the capital structure and into sectors facing tough times, recovery rates could be significantly lower than during previous downturns. Andrew Hedlund investigates
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The firm’s publicly traded and private BDCs will get new co-presidents as the current one leaves but will remain president of the BDCs’ advisor.
The Tunis and London-based firm is aiming for a first close in Q1 2020 as it targets an SME funding gap in the region.
In the US, unitranche loans have given the senior-junior debt capital structure a run for its money in recent years, but mezzanine lenders are still finding deals.
Europe
Unitranche has dominated the continent’s private debt markets in recent years. But, as David Turner reports, mezzanine’s advocates say that it offers better prospects.
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The hire will assist ICG in deploying its latest multi-billion-euro fund across the DACH region.
The alternatives giant is in market with its latest direct lending vehicle focused on Europe, where executives said the firm has seen increased investor interest due to negative-yielding debt.
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