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Alternative lenders present in over half of European mid-market deals – report

Private debt funds are increasing their presence in European LBOs and refinancings, particularly in the UK and Germany.

Move over, mezzanine

Unitranche finance has become one of the most popular private debt strategies in recent years, but has it displaced its rivals? John Bakie investigates

Spanish alternative finance gains traction with new entrant

Azora and Oquendo Capital have launched a property lending platform in Spain, which is expected to raise €300m for its first vehicle.

Europe set for record deal volume

In Europe, 2018 is on course to see record private debt deal activity with a 34 percent annual rise.

AXA makes further strides into the US market with $9.4bn Quadrant deal

The French firm has acquired a real estate debt portfolio in the country and a 24-member investment team as it expands its global strategy to deploy capital.

5 takeaways for LPs from AIMA’s 2018 private credit study

The survey takes a deep dive into the profile of private debt investors, the fees they pay and the way GPs finance their funds.

Deloitte survey: Deals prove resilient to macro factors

The latest version of the Alternative Lender Deal Tracker shows political events have not derailed Europe’s direct lending activity, though fundraising has fallen.

MV Credit closes fund IV on more than €800m – exclusive

The fundraising is the first to be concluded since the UK-based manager was acquired by Natixis Investment Managers in June this year.

2018 awards: Send us your highlights!

This year marks the sixth version of PDI’s annual recognition of the asset class’s star performers. Here is your chance to remind us of your milestones to date.

Germany’s private debt market has reached a ‘serious size’

Private debt funds went from just 16% of fundraising in the German LBO market in 2016 to 34% in 2017. Some predict even more growth to come.

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