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Venture debt is a relatively unknown asset class, but recent rapid expansion signals a bright future. By John Bakie
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Amid the turmoil caused by the pandemic, technology and life science firms are seeing strong growth – and lenders are taking advantage.
Venture lending is seen as offering higher returns for higher risk. So why, against such a volatile backdrop, is fundraising surging ahead? Robin Blumenthal finds out
The venture debt vehicle will lend up to £10m to loss-making companies that are fast-growing.
The US venture debt provider will target healthcare businesses through a new practice headed by the former Bridge Bank professional.
Amidst startup layoffs and drying up deal opportunities in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, venture debt is blossoming.
Henriquez’s wife was also allegedly involved in the scandal and pleaded guilty. Both are set to be sentenced early next year.
The numbers for the strategy aren’t favourable, but lenders remain positive. By Rebecca Szkutak
Balloon dollar bursting
The EIB is barely able to contain delegates flocking to hear about an investment theme gathering pace on both sides of the Atlantic. David Turner reports

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