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Zencap holds close on third corporate debt fund

The vehicle has raised €180m and is aiming to hit its €500m hard cap before the end of the year.

HSBC raises $800 million for diversified loan fund

The fund will target a diversified array of lending opportunities across the world including direct lending and acquiring loans on the secondary market.

Amundi launches €300m fund backing LBOs

The French asset manager aims to tackle larger loans and buyout opportunities with its first debt fund launch of the year.

Golub smashes previous fundraising record by $750m

The direct lending behemoth is coming off one of its largest deals, a $695m loan to back a radiology portfolio company of New Enterprise Associates.

BlackRock targets $1.5bn for debut private fund

The world’s largest asset manager is raising an inaugural seven-year fund, which has a 10 percent carried interest over a 6 percent hurdle, after launching its mid-market lending business a dozen years ago.

EMZ Partners hits €815m hard cap for latest fund

The French firm beat its €750 million target in nine months and has already begun deploying capital.

Capital Dynamics targets Q2 close for debut credit fund – exclusive

The firm is expected to begin accepting commitments for the $500m vehicle in Q1 2018, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Senior surges

A shift towards senior debt could indicate that the credit cycle is turning.

Antares, Bain BDC partnership to offer unitranche loans of up to $350m

The platform is Antares’ third iteration of a unitranche JV.

Riverstone seeks $750m for second energy credit fund – exclusive

The firm’s debut fund consisted mainly of investments in refinancings and commitments to private equity-backed borrowers.

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