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Brookfield’s union with Oaktree: GDAM, they want credit

With the addition of Oaktree, a respected credit business, Brookfield has shown how debt investing has risen to prominence post-global financial crisis and become crucial for being a global diversified asset manager.

Gender diversity: ‘A complex business issue’, not an ‘aspirational target’

More action is needed to retain and promote women and to put them in the C-suite and cadre of decision makers. PDI sought out disparate viewpoints in the industry on how to make it happen, and here’s what we found.

BNP AM begins ‘natural next step’ with €2bn infra debt Korean partnership

The expansion into junior debt by the French group could lead to the launch of a dedicated fund in the near future.

Kartesia hires Mirante to head up DACH credit opps

The appointment will bolster the firm’s origination capability in German-speaking Europe.

ESO’s real estate team hires asset management head

The London-based fund manager has brought in Zena Namih from private equity advisory firm Spring11 Advisory Services.

Beechbrook hits £128m first close for UK SME fund

The follow up to the investor’s 2015 vehicle is again backed by British Business Investments.

Alantra raises €150m for second debt fund

The firm has increased its fundraising target owing to investor demand and a strong pipeline of potential deals.

Ares agrees £1bn loan for UK IT company

The refinancing of Daisy Group shows the ability of private credit to extend huge loans that could not be provided by a bank.

ACC asks policymakers to focus on ‘quirks’ in European regulation

Cleaning up existing regulatory differences around Europe should be prioritised over sweeping changes, according to a new paper.

Apera closes debut fund on €750m – exclusive

The vehicle will focus on providing senior-secured loans to lower mid-market companies in North-Western Europe.

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