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Alcentra makes three hires for direct lending team

The three new roles will enable Alcentra to expand its execution capabilities in France, Italy and Spain.

Carlyle adds two to credit opportunities team in London

The hires are the first of several planned this year to grow the credit opportunities effort in Europe.

LPs are searching for safe bets

Germany is favoured as an investment location, but is relying on relative economic strength a viable hedge against tougher times?

GBFC hires London-based lead for European financing platform

A lack of financing in Europe will present opportunities, GBFC’s CEO says.

European reforms could spur lending

An incoming raft of banking regulations could reduce risk and make the sector more resilient, according to Alcentra managing director Graeme Delaney-Smith

Kartesia hires CLO specialist from Jefferies

The hire will help Kartesia develop new CLO products for its investors.

YIELCO raises $500m for special situations; reveals follow up vehicle

The special situations offering will be followed up with a new fund of funds at the end of this year.

No return for banks to US lower mid-market debt

US private managers agree that the retrenchment of US banks from US lower mid-market lending is permanent.

responsAbility ag-debt fund secures anchor investment

The development-focused asset manager has clinched a pledge from Kempen Capital for its new fund, which targets up to $300m over the next three years to support ag lending in the developing world.

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