Investing in the debt of a company with a view to converting it to equity is a complex strategy that can be thwarted in numerous ways. Leonard Klingbaum and Milap Patel of Ropes & Gray explain why it is nonetheless gaining in popularity.
Retail funds for alternative assets, including private debt, have had some false dawns. The UK is launching a new version which it hopes will overcome the challenges and lure pension schemes. By Lora Froud and Gavin Haran of Macfarlanes.
The shift from LIBOR as a reference rate for many types of transaction may have been delayed, but that’s no excuse for a lack of preparation among private debt firms, say Jennifer Press and Aaron Read of Duff & Phelps.
As costs continue to be squeezed, and with government help set to be phased out, many businesses will need to take action to stay afloat in the months ahead. Jatinder Bains of Macfarlanes examines the pros and cons of the company voluntary arrangement.