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SME lending takes off

Private debt lenders are heavily focused on supporting smaller businesses.

DOWNLOAD: Goldman leaps to the top of the PDI 50

The US giant has knocked Lone Star off its perch in a year in which the cumulative capital accounted for by private debt's biggest fundraisers was almost double the 2014 total. Check out our interactive guide to the PDI 50.

European loan issuance hits lowest level since 2016 – report

Loan volumes fell in Q3 as leveraged buyouts dominated finance demands and credit standards eased.

Europe set for record deal volume

In Europe, 2018 is on course to see record private debt deal activity with a 34 percent annual rise.

Meet the 30 most influential people in private debt

Which individuals have changed the face of the private debt asset class? PDI presents its inaugural top 30.

Half of German mid-market deals funded by debt funds – report

Debt funds have been rising in prominence in German mid-market debt since their first appearance in 2013.

Robust real estate

Capital committed to real estate debt has held up well.

Margin protection dives as cov-lite remains dominant in Europe – report

Covenants continue to loosen in Q3 across several areas including margin protection and the way leverage is calculated for acquisitions.

What are the most popular strategies?

Distressed fundraising falls back as senior debt funds lead.

Distressed debt activity rises 16% in 2018

The US and Asia are experiencing a wave of large distressed debt and restructuring deals.
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