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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.

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.

Political issues are top investor concern

Worries over volatile geopolitics, including the tension surrounding North Korea, are making LPs act cautiously.

How to double up on fund finance

Bridging facilities are now being used not just for more efficient deal execution, but also to get proceeds into the hands of LPs quicker.

First-half private debt fundraising near record

The amount of capital raised for private debt globally in the first half of this year was almost $62bn, just short of the record H1 total in 2015.

New hire for Finland’s Certior

Olli Heinila joins from eQ, as the firm’s chairman hints at further hires to come in the private equity and credit team.

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