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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.
In this third episode of our miniseries Private Markets and the End of Cheap Money, we explore key trends in private debt with industry professionals. While the asset class is not without challenges, some see better prospects for investing there than they have in some time.
The flourishing deal market of a year ago is becoming a distant memory as more challenging realities are confronted at the negotiating table.
Agreed changes to the ELTIF represent a step forward as the region seeks to expand access to alternatives.
It’s a crowded fundraising market where established names dominate, but start-ups can still grab the attention of LPs wanting to juice up their returns.
Newton's cradle
The private equity firm, which focuses on the consumer space, revealed its plans exclusively to affiliate publication PDI.
maple leaf
After Mark Machin’s departure, who is new chief executive John Graham? From an unconventional background to a swift rise through the ranks, Graham appears to like defying the odds.
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A survey from BlackRock finds family offices embracing alternative assets, despite many showing a reluctance to make big changes to their overall allocations.
launch
GSO Capital Partners co-founder Bennett Goodman is a leading figure in the formation of Hunter Point Capital, which will invest in and provide advice to alternative asset managers.
After a quiet start to the year in private debt fundraising, dislocation strategies have burst on to the scene with their promise of high returns amid the covid-19 turmoil. But without the resources to do proper due diligence, have investors had their heads turned?
With some portfolio companies needing urgent financing support, private equity managers may once again consider adding debt operations – but it comes with challenges.
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