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Private Credit: Coronavirus to Shift Market in Profound Ways

Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the credit market since the great credit crisis ended a decade ago. As banks stepped back from small and mid-market lending, especially in riskier areas like expansion and takeovers, funds sprang up to fill the void for a price. Institutions pensions placed enormous sums of money in private credit vehicles to capture higher yield as interest rates on other fixed-income investments declined steadily. The private credit markets have grown from just $237 billion in assets in 2008 to an estimated $812 billion today. That’s a growth rate of almost 12%. Some estimates say that 70% of small to midsize businesses are at least partially financed by private credit funds. Private Credit and Coronavirus Coronavirus will challenge and could reverse the rapid growth of private credit. It is going to be a lot harder to raise money in the private credit business until we know the full impact on the economy and financial markets. There is a real chance that pension funds, one of the biggest investors in private credit, will have to add to their equity portfolios. A significant market decline could trigger an asset allocation shift towards stocks. That…

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Private Equity: CVC Capital Partners Plans Mother of All Buyout Funds
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CVC Capital Partners is reportedly seeking to raise up to 20 billion euros for a new flagship fund. That fund, in U.S. terms, is worth roughly $22 billion.  Reuters reports…

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Hedge Funds: Chris Hohn Looks to End Coal Production as We Know It
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Artificial Intelligence: How AI Could Help Find Underground Silos To Store CO2
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Real Estate: KKR Joins Two South Korean Firms in Deal for Namsan Square
March 2, 2020

Global investment firm KKR, Korea real estate fund manager IGIS Asset Management, and Korean real estate developer SK D&D have purchased Namsan Square. The property is an office tower located…

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Venture Capital: The Virus Deals A Body Blow To Chinese Startups
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Chinese startups are facing a massive cash crunch following the coronavirus outbreak. With personal meetings placed on hold due to fears of contagion, it has become difficult for venture capitalists…

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Artificial Intelligence: The Boston Globe To Automate Content and Data With New Startup
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AppliedXLabs, the joint venture between The Boston Globe and Newlab, will create AI tools that will drive data-driven journalism. These tools will automatically pull data from sources that are currently…

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FinTech: South African Fintech Jumo Secures US$55M in Goldman Sachs-Led Round
February 28, 2020

Jumo secures US$55M in Goldman Sachs-led round. It will use the funds to expand into new markets and launch in Africa and Asia. Odey Asset Management and Leapfrog Investments participated…

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Digital Assets: Chinese Party Dignitary Says a CBDC is Essential for China’s Economic Supremacy
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Chen Weigang, former Vice President of China Insurance Regulatory Commission of the Communist Party, held wide-ranging discussions with Yiben blockchain media on Feb 27. These talks covered the regulation of…

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