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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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Takeovers & Buyouts: Mega M&A Deals in 2019 Highest in Four Years
January 2, 2020

Key trends in global M&A during 2019 included a sharp rise in large M&A transactions accompanied by a slowdown in cross-border deals. Deal-makers were defensive given geopolitical tensions such as…

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Venture Capital: Singapore VC Fund Scoops Up $250 Million
January 2, 2020

Founded in March 2018, EV Growth is a joint venture between East Ventures, SMDV, and Yahoo Japan Capital. The fund announced Monday the raising of an additional US$ 50 million…

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Alternative Investments: Stellar Returns from Healthcare and Biotech IPOs in 2019
January 2, 2020

Stellar Returns came from Healthcare and Biopharma IPOs in 2019. Hedge funds that invested in these companies made solid gains.

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Takeovers & Buyouts: Tencent-led Consortium Buys 10% of Vivendi-owned Universal Music
January 2, 2020

Vivendi cashes in on recovery in the music industry with a stake sale. Universal Music Group (UMG), the biggest music company in the world, has sold a 10% slice worth…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

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Hedge Fund Greenlight Finishes 2019 Up 13.8%
January 2, 2020

Hedge fund Greenlight Capital finished 2019 up 13.8% after a small dip in December. The iconic value-oriented fund saw a 0.3% decline last month to finish off the year, according…

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Bernhard Capital Partners to Invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment
January 2, 2020

Bernhard Capital Partners will invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment, the largest private sewer utility operator in Louisiana. The private equity firm specializes in services and infrastructure.

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Alternative Investments: Breaking Down the BlackRock 2020 Forecast
January 1, 2020

Alternative investment manager Blackrock (BLK) has issued the Blackrock 2020 forecast. The firm believes that growth will pick up next year with little risk of inflation. They also warn that…

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Hedge Funds: Korea’s Lime Asset Management in Fresh Trouble With Regulators
January 1, 2020

Korea’s largest hedge fund is under probe for involvement in an alleged US Ponzi scheme Lime Asset Management, the large Korean hedge fund, is accused of continuing to market a…

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FinTech: Grab and Singtel in 60:40 JV to Launch a Digital Bank in Singapore
December 31, 2019

A ride-hailing service and leading telecom group will team up to launch a digital bank. Grab and Singtel have jointly bid for a digital full bank license to be issued…

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