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Private debt fundraising is tough going, and it’s being made even tougher by European LPs wary of committing to new funds on a virtual basis.
Participants at our latest event discussed the broad outlook for the asset class, the allure of Asia-Pacific, changing terms and conditions, and caution over distressed debt.
In the wake of the health crisis, LPs have favoured the managers they know best when it comes to fundraising. Newcomers face a struggle but may be assisted by co-investments and changes to protocols.
Performance issues are emerging within private debt portfolios, but plenty of lenders are getting fair warning and not panicking yet.
We are calling for submissions for 48 categories in this year’s awards. To help us compile our shortlists, we want to hear your highlights from a challenging year.
Direct lending has enjoyed years of tailwinds – now it must confront the headwinds.
Borrowers have held the balance of power for some time when it comes to deal negotiations. There are signs that their grip is being loosened, if only a little.
New research suggests there is a real estate refinancing debt funding shortfall ahead. But the problem is unlikely to be as severe as in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
For better or worse fundraising will have to be conducted with less of a human touch.

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