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‘Brookfield aims to be relevant at every point in the cycle’ – Flatt

In buying Oaktree and capturing its credit business, Brookfield now has capital to serve its clients at all times, says chief executive Bruce Flatt.

Howard Marks on the Oaktree-Brookfield tie-up

Oaktree Capital Management wasn’t looking for a partner when Brookfield Asset Management approached it about a deal. Founder and industry luminary Howard Marks talks PEI through the transaction, and what lies ahead for private markets.

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: ‘Debt is the biggest threat to private markets’

The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.

Credit firms want a piece of the fund finance market

Credit shops have traditionally avoided the strategy, but innovative new opportunities are luring them to carve a niche for themselves

CFOs and COOs Forum: Adding a credit strategy presents back-office challenges

The growth in private credit presents plenty of upsides for private equity firms but also offers real challenges for CFOs and COOs.

What exit? GPs investing in other GPs are in it for the long haul

Private equity firms taking non-control stakes in other such firms is booming, but the off-ramps for such deals remain mostly theoretical.

Story of the year: Toys R Us and the retail apocalypse

The Bain- and KKR-backed chain closed its doors in the US this year.

Tikehau and DWS to collaborate on funds and investments

Investing in funds, co-investment and joint products are expected as a result of collaboration between the two firms.

Too early to tell if Toys ‘R’ Us severance fund will become industry standard

The retailer’s severance fund may, however, change future discussions at the negotiating table.

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.
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