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Distressed and special situations have been the focus of Asia-Pacific private debt markets, but Brian Dillard of KKR highlights an opportunity to back a wider universe of companies.
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As a private debt market, Asia-Pacific has a lot to offer with opportunities to capitalise on a funding gap in real assets, says Stéphane Delatte, CEO of Pierfront Capital.
The number of credit funds active in Asia-Pacific has taken off in the last five years, and the region’s pandemic experience looks like it will only accelerate that trend, according to David Fowler, country head of Singapore at Sanne.
With banks retrenching from lending to mid-market companies in various Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, there may now be an opportunity for investors to benefit. We asked Andrew Tan, head of Asia-Pacific private debt at Muzinich & Co., about the pace of change in this evolving market.
From mastering the nuances of deal documentation to making sandwiches for lunch, Stuart Smartt and Linda Chaffin of NXT Capital explore the new realities of life for ‘remote’ private debt managers.
Arcmont Asset Management’s CEO, Anthony Fobel, says private debt is well placed to support companies through the coronavirus crisis.
Antares senior managing director Vivek Mathew on how covid-19 and social justice movements are impacting ESG initiatives.
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Private Debt Investor talks to US-based partners at Paul Hastings about the need to be creative in order to cope with these unprecedented times.
Antares Capital head of asset management and funding Vivek Mathew expects investors will allocate more to the sector. 
Asset-based finance is seen in some quarters as a strategy well suited to the times, thanks to the downside protection provided by collateral and bespoke investment structures. Daniel Pietrzak and Matthieu Boulanger discuss how KKR is approaching the space.

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