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CVC and EQT back second round of sponsorless funding for Paymentsense

The card services provider has received a second injection of cash after a year of strong growth.

Ardian backs Cyrus management with unitranche loan

The deal will enable the wealth manager’s employees and management to buy back a minority stake in the company.

Unitranche rises in Germany

As debt funds break into the German market, they are working more closely with banks who realise they cannot turn back the tide.

Unitranche financing on the rise in Australian real estate

Unitranche structures are in demand as real estate debt managers find their flexibility attractive.

Tikehau provides unitranche for Spanish deal

French lender Tikehau has supported the Spanish firm’s acquisition with a €14.4m unitranche facility.

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.

Apera completes two UK unitranche deals – exclusive

The fund manager founded last year has now made its first two deals with private equity sponsors.

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.

A year is a long time in private debt

Comparing audience views at the PDI Capital Structure Forum since last year reveals some interesting trends.

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