Home Authors Posts by Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

Kreos closes latest growth debt fund on €700m – exclusive

The 20-year-old firm beat the €600m target for its sixth vehicle and says it is seeing strong interest from investors keen to move beyond their core private debt allocations.

Europe overcomes its leverage stigma

A willingness for funds to offer leveraged options is enticing more investors from the other side of the Atlantic.

Headwinds for European leveraged loans hampered Q4

With issuers deterred by volatility and investors beginning to push back against bad terms, high yield bonds and leveraged loans took a dive in the final quarter of last year.

Equita to reach outside Italy for Fund II – exclusive

The firm, an independent Italian investment bank which operates in the mid-market, is hiring a placement agent for the first time as it plans a summer launch.

Nominate now for our Rising Stars 2019!

PDI wants to know who you think are the most talented of the up-and-coming generation in private debt – and give them a chance of making our inaugural top 20 list.

Strength in numbers could be game-changer for lenders

A new organisation has been formed that may help create a more equal relationship between borrowers and investors in Europe.

Investors shift from offence to defence

In a turbulent world, protecting what you’ve got is more of a priority than diversification.

LCM launches SOLO strategy with initial commitments of €500m – exclusive

The fund manager is thought to be targeting total commitments of €1.2bn for a final close around the middle of this year.

2018 awards: Final call to action!

Time is fast running out, with a midnight PST deadline tomorrow before voting in our annual awards is brought to a close.

Fundraising took a tumble in 2018

Last year saw the lowest aggregate annual total since 2014, while the number of individual fund closes also fell markedly.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination