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As in the last major crisis, non-bank lenders will be expected to displace the banks as a source of finance.
Debt funds and their portfolio companies have grown used to tapping cheap debt facilities, but underperformance amid the covid-19 crisis may see access to finance restricted.
The asset class has some reasons for optimism as it begins to map a way through the covid-19 crisis.
Private debt professionals have frequently shared the view that the good times couldn’t last forever. Amid the global spread of coronavirus, they are set to be challenged as never before.
With the spread of covid-19 sparking fears of recession, GPs may venture outside their traditional hunting grounds.
Currency shocks have created opportunities in markets investors prefer to avoid. Do they need to revisit their assumptions?
We continue a conversation begun last week with reflections on why the private debt secondaries market may struggle to establish itself.
Private debt is behind other alternative asset classes when it comes to secondary activity and opinions differ as to when it’s worth taking seriously.
A regulator’s report appears to confirm that fears about collateralised loan obligations were merited. Those involved in the market, however, are looking forward to a fruitful year.
The restricted payments covenant has changed unrecognisably as borrowers seek more room for manoeuvre in a downturn.

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