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Thoma Bravo seeks $1bn for second credit fund following successful debut

Fund I, which hit its $750m target and invests primarily in Thoma Bravo private equity deals, was deployed faster than expected.

Three ways to fend off the cyber-attackers

Private debt's rising profile will make it an increasingly attractive target for cyber criminals. Cybersecurity expert George Ralph looks at ways firms can make themselves safer.

The all-weather technology strategy

Lending into the IT and software space could generate robust returns, even in a downturn – provided you pick the right spots.
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Former Hercules CEO to receive $11.5m severance package

Manuel Henriquez, also the venture debt lender’s former chairman and founder, stepped down after prosecutors charged him with taking part in a college admission bribery operation, to which he pleaded not guilty.
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Funding Circle launches European SME fund as revenue forecasts slashed

Peer-to-peer lender funding circle has announced a second closed-ended direct lending fund, this time focused on Germany and the Netherlands, as it slashes its revenue growth forecasts.

Human underwriters still have the edge over their AI counterparts

Artificial intelligence is gaining ground, but humans still have their uses in private debt underwriting

Hercules elevates two investment pros to lead life sciences, tech groups

The firm also reported its first quarter earnings, which listed its largest portfolio ever at $2.15bn.
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Fintech platforms broaden their reach

A range of fintech debt-lending platforms in the US claim to offer opportunities for new and experienced investors to better diversify their portfolios. Rebecca Szkutak reports
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