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EQT Credit supports PE buyout of Hydro International

A UK water services company is the latest investment from EQT’s mid-market credit strategy.

Swiss banks create platform for private credit, equity and real estate

A trio of Swiss private banks have launched Hermance to access alternative assets.

SCOR teams with LBO France on €300m fund

Paris-based SCOR Investment Partners has linked up with the private equity firm to provide European mid-market loans.

Europe’s deal divisions

Europe's wildly different legal jurisdictions and business cultures make it complicated for debt investors to navigate.

BlueBay seeks €2.5bn to invest in companies with EBITDA of up to €100m

The fund will underwrite transactions of €30m-€300m and a hold size capability of €30m-€150m.

Special effects firm receives direct loan from Pemberton

Cinesite Studios, which has created effects for major films including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, has borrowed a total of $70m.

Unitranche drives growth in European mid-market

Having slowed down a little in 2016, unitranche financings for European mid-cap firms shot up by 75% last year as Germany set new records.

More than two-thirds of European loans are cov-lite

Research shows that, by the end of last year, 69% of leveraged loans in the region were covenant-lite as borrowers strengthened their grip.

Hire wrap-up: Alcentra, CIFC, BNP Paribas and Angelo Gordon

Four firms have made recent additions to their senior management personnel.

Tikehau provides unitranche for Spanish deal

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