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Kartesia hires Mirante to head up DACH credit opps

The appointment will bolster the firm’s origination capability in German-speaking Europe.

ESO’s real estate team hires asset management head

The London-based fund manager has brought in Zena Namih from private equity advisory firm Spring11 Advisory Services.

Beechbrook hits £128m first close for UK SME fund

The follow up to the investor’s 2015 vehicle is again backed by British Business Investments.

Alantra raises €150m for second debt fund

The firm has increased its fundraising target owing to investor demand and a strong pipeline of potential deals.

Ares agrees £1bn loan for UK IT company

The refinancing of Daisy Group shows the ability of private credit to extend huge loans that could not be provided by a bank.

ACC asks policymakers to focus on ‘quirks’ in European regulation

Cleaning up existing regulatory differences around Europe should be prioritised over sweeping changes, according to a new paper.

Apera closes debut fund on €750m – exclusive

The vehicle will focus on providing senior-secured loans to lower mid-market companies in North-Western Europe.

Equitivo and Ablrate partner on blockchain-supported P2P loan secondary market

The market will trade loans £100,000-£1.5m in denominations of £100-£500, according to Equitivo’s CEO.

German banks in retreat – but will they have the last laugh?

Debt funds have increasingly colonised the country’s LBO market, but risks appear to be mounting.

Lone Star closes on more than $8.2bn for its latest fund

The vehicle is the firm’s largest fundraise yet and will focus on a combination of debt and equity strategies.

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