Europe report 2019

Global private debt fundraising declined last year, but the European market has held up well. In our PDI Europe Report 2019, we look at why the private debt remains buoyant in Europe as US and Asian investors diversify overseas. While signs of strife are growing ahead of a possible downturn, this should give rise to new opportunities in the distressed debt sector, say market participants.

Six trends driving Europe’s private credit markets

Almost 30% of private debt capital raised in 2018 was for funds with a sole focus on Europe. How has the continent held up so well as fundraising has declined globally?

European private debt roundtable

As the continent's private debt market continues to mature, investors are looking to capture opportunity and manage challenges. But how can the industry weather the next downturn when it finally arrives?

How European funds are evolving

Macfarlanes partners Alex Amos and Ceinwen Rees look at recent trends in European private debt fund structuring.

How Europe’s deal volumes stack up

The number of European private credit deals has more than doubled in just six years, with the UK still leading the pack, but France quickly catching up.

Politics, not economics, is the biggest risk for funds

Portfolios are strong, but political uncertainty and originating good deals pose risks for private debt providers.
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