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Antares’ Matt Fleming on why growth in tech-focused debt capacity is accelerating and how software financing structures could fare if growth slows.
Twin Brook’s Drew Guyette says that although the characteristics of the covid-era recession and recovery have proved unique, the core principles of underwriting remain intact.
Credit funds are making significant leaps forward in how they tackle ESG risks in the portfolio and at firm level, but there is much more to do, say Bridgepoint Credit’s Hamish Grant and Cathy Wang.
Private debt may have been later to embrace ESG than private equity, but industry approaches are evolving quickly, says Kartesia’s Coralie De Maesschalck.
A thoughtful approach to responsible investment is required to meet the ESG needs of private debt investors, say CORDET’s Christian Ovesen, John Sealy and Henrik Wikerman.
Private debt has a critical role to play in driving positive societal and environmental impact globally, says chief impact officer and deputy chief executive officer at BlueOrchard Finance, part of Schroders Capital, Maria Teresa Zappia.
As credit managers get more sophisticated on ESG, the tools they can use to drive progress in their portfolios are also advancing, says Nathan Brown, chief operating officer at Arcmont Asset Management.
Direct lenders may not have the same level of strategic control of companies as private equity firms, but expectations around ESG are no different, say Permira Credit CEO James Greenwood and Permira’s head of ESG Adinah Shackleton.
Credit investors can no longer afford not to have environmental, social and governance issues front of mind, say Ares Management’s Blair Jacobson, Carl Helander and Adam Heltzer.
Antares’ Devasena Vallabhaneni on how flexible financing structures are helping private equity to build value in the healthcare sector.

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