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Seizing opportunities in commercial real estate debt

The hardest thing for investors is to gauge where they should be on the risk spectrum, say Paul House and Beatrice Dupont of Venn Partners.

Booming investor demand creates fundraising opportunities

With LP demand for private debt at an all-time high in Europe, managers can afford to look further afield to broaden their investor bases, say Spencer Wells and Patrick McCullagh of Alter Domus.

Standing strong amid Europe’s ever-shifting market dynamics

As investors weigh up portfolio resilience ahead of a downturn, Partners Group's Christopher Bone and Alexander Ott examine the key considerations amid uncertainty across the continent.

FIRSTavenue on seeking out new strategies beyond direct lending

Investors are increasingly looking outside the plain-vanilla strategy, with the secondaries market of growing interest, say Tavneet Bakshi and Christian Allgeier of FIRSTavenue.
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As EBITDA moves north, covenant packages move south

Being a lead arranger allows a credit manager the ability to negotiate deals, which in the lower mid-market tend to have better lender protections, says Twin Brook Capital Partners’ Garrett Ryan.

Comvest: Why complexity pays in the middle market

Lending to non-sponsored businesses or underbanked industries requires greater resources but can generate higher returns, say Robert O’Sullivan, Greg Reynolds and Jason Gelberd of Comvest Partners

Tree Line: Moneyball for portfolio managers seeking yield

Can the statistical model that revolutionised a great American sport be applied to private debt? Tom Quimby, managing partner with Tree Line Capital Partners, thinks it can

Alter Domus: Servicing a growing market through technology

The growing size and complexity of the private debt market requires ever more responsive administrative systems to meet investors’ and regulators’ demands, say Maximilien Dambax and Tom Gandolfo of Alter Domus

NXT Capital: Under the hood of fund-level leverage

Asking a few simple questions can reveal the essentials of a manager’s leverage strategy and its ability to protect investors’ interests, writes NXT Capital’s Neil Rudd

MGG: What concerns credit investors?

Whether it is high leverage levels or covenant-lite loans, there are plenty of issues weighing on fund managers’ minds, say Kevin Griffin, CEO and CIO, and Greg Racz, president, of MGG Investment Group

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