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StepStone leaps past second corporate lending fund target with $1.3bn final close

StepStone Group has beaten its $1bn goal for its new senior corporate lending fund by reaching a $1.3bn final close. The post StepStone leaps past second corporate lending fund target with $1.3bn final close first

Moelis’ Freeport Financial levels up with $1.5bn of new firepower from fifth direct lending fund close

Lower-mid-market direct lending firm Freeport Financial Partners has soared past its target for its latest fundraise to give it $1.5bn of firepower at final close. The post Moelis’ Freeport Financial levels up with $1.5bn of

Rothschild closes €1.4bn European direct lending fund amid surge in new fundraising capital

Rothschild & Co. has held a €1.4bn final closing for its third European direct lending fund. The raise means the firm has hauled in more than €2bn of new capital in four months, including closing

Nordic Capital to create regional online loan comparison major with Sambla, Advisa merger

Nordic Capital has bought and merged two of the Scandinavia region's online comparison sites for personal finance, Sambla and Advisa.

Sixth Street Partners eyes brightening European debut investment market with up to €1bn fundraise

Former TPG credit arm Sixth Street Partners is out raising up to €1bn for a new direct lending fund as it looks to profit from market conditions caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

CVC raises €379m for fifth CLO fund in as many months, brings Europe CLO AUM to about $7.5bn

CVC Credit Partners has collected €379m for its fifth CLO fund raised in as many months.

THL’s former $17bn credit arm closes first fund since buyout by First Eagle Investment Management

Thomas H Lee Partners' former alternative credit business has closed its first fund since being bought by First Eagle Investment Management last December.

Education loan startup Knoma grabs £21m debt, equity investment round

UK-based education loan platform Knoma has reportedly raised £21m in a funding round comprised of both debt and equity.

String of venture capital firms line up to back retirement planning company Lendtable

Retirement planning company Lendtable has secured $3.5m in a seed funding round to support its continued development.

PE firms increasingly paying themselves dividends through new portfolio company debt – report

Private equity firms are using portfolio company loans to pay themselves dividends at the highest ratio in five years as demand for corporate debt soars amid the coronavirus crisis.

Antares arm scores $3bn of purchasing power through debut senior loan fund final close

Antares Capital Advisers has hit a final close for its inaugural senior loan fund to give the vehicle about $3bn of asset purchasing power.

PAG said to strike $1.5bn final close for new Asia-focused loan fund, marking big increase on Fund III

Asia-focused alternative asset manager PAG has reportedly hit a $1.5bn final close for its fourth loan fund, just two years after closing its predecessor fund in the strategy.

UK hunts for way to provide bailout loans to debt-laden private equity-backed businesses: FT

The UK government is reportedly searching for a way to offer state-backed loans to debt-heavy private equity-backed businesses to bolster struggling high street retailers, the FT has said.

Private equity execs bullish on 2020 dealmaking, more portfolio company support – survey

Private equity firms remain bullish on their portfolio investments despite the widespread chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis, new research suggests.

Illinois public pension reveals triple private equity investment, Clearlake Capital gets biggest commitment

The $42.3bn-managing Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has agreed a trio of new private equity commitments worth $125.

Goldman Sachs PE arm eyes up to $17bn across loan, special situations fundraises – report

The private equity arm of Goldman Sachs is reportedly eyeing up to $17bn across a pair of new fundraises targeting private debt and special situations investments.

Adams Street Partners said to near $1.1bn mark for new private credit fundraise

Adams Street Capital Partners has reportedly pulled in almost $1.1bn for an interim close of its new private credit fundraise.

Investcorp follows biggest European CLO raise of 2020 so far with €250m follow-up fund

Investcorp has hit a €250m final close for its second CLO fund of the year to bring its total assets under management in the asset class to more than €7bn.

Special situations investor Intriva Capital agrees Lending Works buyout

Special situations-focused private equity investor Intriva Capital has backed UK consumer credit and peer-to-peer lending business Lending Works.

Neuberger Berman agrees to buy over $275m of Dignifi assets as company seals Series A round

DigniFi, a AI-powered platform which connects consumers with lenders for auto parts, repairs and services, has signed a deal with Neuberger Berman Private Equity to purchase over $275m of assets.

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