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.
Europe report 2019
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.
Seizing opportunities in commercial real estate debt
The hardest thing for investors is to gauge where they should be on the risk spectrum, say Paul House and Beatrice Dupont of Venn Partners.
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.
Booming investor demand creates fundraising opportunities
With LP demand for private debt at an all-time high in Europe, managers can afford to look further afield to broaden their investor bases, say Spencer Wells and Patrick McCullagh of Alter Domus.
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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