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EQT raises €2.3bn for second mid-market debt fund – exclusive

The successor to the firm’s 2016 vehicle has raised four times as much capital for European mid-market lending.

Metropolitan Partners Group holds final close on Fund V

The direct lending vehicle will invest in lower mid-market companies based in the US.

FSIC and CCT shareholders back BDCs’ merger

While the merger of the publicly traded vehicles is set to be completed, the combination of their non-traded BDCs has been put on hold amid low stock-trading prices.

Infrastructure debt has ESG in its sights

Vehicles operating in the space are increasingly targeting sustainable projects due to LP demand and goals set by the United Nations.

PDI 50: the cost of consolidation

The drift of capital towards a small cohort of mega-funds remains a theme for private debt, but at what price?

How to negotiate good terms in the lower mid-market

It’s still possible to negotiate decent terms in the lower mid-market, but does that compensate for country and political risks? David Turner seeks to find out

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.

Credit managers factored into Asia’s growth

As smaller companies in the region face liquidity constraints, non-bank lenders are coming to the fore with financing solutions, writes Adalla Kim

Monroe beats hard-cap in latest fund close – exclusive

The vehicle easily surpassed its $800m target and $1bn hard-cap and will focus on loans to the North American mid-market.

Vista Equity Partners expands credit branch’s reach and team

The firm has hired a Blackstone GSO alumnus to head growth of the branch, with which it hopes to expand its debt offerings.

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