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Park Square JV refinances CVC-backed software firm

The refinancing marks the third investment from a €3bn joint venture with Japanese bank SMBC.

Unitranche drives growth in European mid-market

Having slowed down a little in 2016, unitranche financings for European mid-cap firms shot up by 75% last year as Germany set new records.

Investing in Chinese illiquid credit amid liquidity concerns

BlackRock and Natixis have made liquidity issues a talking point as more investors commit to illiquid credit for higher yields.

Are Europeans risking a debt overdose?

There was no shortage of takers for the debt financing backing the buyout of German drugs firm Stada, despite an aggressive element to the structure.

CIFC readies $1.2bn in new CLO issue and reset – exclusive

The asset manager’s latest CLO will mark the first investment from its partnership with a large Canadian pension plan.

Angelo Gordon, HPS help finance in largest retail DIP loan

Toys R Us is requesting Chapter 11 loans that would eclipse the $2bn offered to Kmart 15 years ago.

Alcentra completes first deal to public company

The firm has led a unitranche financing of a publicly-listed UK-based loan provider.

PIC makes £60m social housing investment

The insurance company has made its latest investment in social housing, providing a refinancing facility organised into three tranches.

Quiet quarter results in AUM drop at ICG

The firm is expecting to still hit its €4bn yearly fundraising target and is expecting a first close on its latest senior debt partners fund in the next quarter.