The PDI US Report 2020

Published September 2020

As private debt takes stock in the wake of covid-19,  US credit markets are of crucial importance. While fundraising is struggling in many private markets amid the coronavirus, there are grounds for optimism in US debt, especially in the mid-market, where CVC Credit Partners closed its second-generation US direct lending fund above target at $657 million in April. And while private fund managers overall expect fundraising to fall 20 percent in 2020, according to a recent survey, debt managers are notably more confident, projecting a five percent increase in fundraising in 2020. Our US Report is PDI’s chance to take the pulse of the world’s most dynamic credit market in these unprecedented times. Topics are set to include:

  • Fundraising: Why debt might buck the covid-19 trend
  • On the minds of LPs: How the US remains a key focus
  • In search of special situations: Where the opportunities lie
  • The US mid-market: Which sectors stand out?
  • The future of direct lending
  • BDCs: Where does the BDC market go from here?
  • Tech appeal: Why investors are looking to the cloud
  • Distressed debt: Rich pickings or best avoided?
  • Defensive strategies: Where to take shelter from the storm
  • Portfolio management: How to mitigate risk
  • ESG: Why responsible investing is more crucial than ever

For information on participation in the report please contact:

Beth Piercy
Head of Marketing Solutions
P: +44 20 7566 5464