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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.

What happens when private equity deals dry up?

Larger private debt managers have never had it so good, but possible over-reliance on the PE market may leave some regretting their neglect of the non-sponsored opportunity.

Time to start contemplating tomorrow’s nightmare

It’s pointless guessing when the benign credit cycle will end, according to those on stage at our New York Forum – but it’s imperative to be prepared.

Why lawyers are urging lenders to get aggressive

With documentation strongly in favour of borrowers, financiers are being told to look for excuses to redress the balance of power.
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WATCH: Rattner on why credit markets are ‘a bit scary’

The former leader of the Obama administration's auto industry restructuring talks to sister publication PDI about his fears for the economy and credit markets.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private assets managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

The multi-speed approach to beating the cycle

Rather than piling into distressed strategies based on a hunch about the cycle turning, LPs may be better off diversifying by type of manager.

Debt manager ESO acquires PE firm

ESO Capital Partners is acquiring Core Capital Partners, the UK private equity firm, enabling the combined group to invest across the capital structure.

The case for covenant-lite

Are fears of a lack of red flags in deal structures overblown? There’s little doubt what equity providers think, but some lenders believe the same.

Bubble talk

The ‘b’ word has been used in relation to private equity. Should its close relative private debt be worried?

Fund finance: when one facility fits all

Umbrella fund finance can provide a simplified approach for managers with multiple strategies, writes sister publication Private Debt Investor's editor Andy Thomson.

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