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Regal Partners bets big on private credit surge with $235M Merricks acquisition

While private credit is experiencing growing pains in some major markets, its rise continues apace back home with Regal Partners making another significant acquisition in the sector.

Tahn Sharpe | 5th Jun 2024 | More
Barwon finds the sweet spot for first-ranking mortgage property play

Real estate credit funds have firmed as an attractive source of alternative returns in the past few years. What matters, however, and what doesn’t, for these non-bank private credit lenders, has largely been left unexplored by investors.   

Tahn Sharpe | 13th May 2024 | More
  • Slow interest rate retreat keep senior secured loans in frame for 2024

    In the near to medium term, the group forecasts “ample opportunity” in the loan asset class to generate higher than average returns while maintaining a minimal risk profile for investors.

    Staff Writer | 24th Apr 2024 | More
    Take a hard look at leverage in private lending: Challenger

    As many as half of all Australian private lending managers are using leverage to juice their returns, according to Challengers Investment Management, exposing themselves and their investors to mark-to-market risk.

    Staff Writer | 14th Mar 2024 | More
  • Don’t wait for a recession to get into ‘misunderstood’ distressed debt

    You don’t need the world to end to start investing in stressed and distressed debt, according to RBC BlueBay, but it helps. And what looks to be a multi-year uptick in defaults is creating plenty of opportunities.

    Staff Writer | 11th Mar 2024 | More
    Covenant-lite loans ‘like driving a car without a steering wheel’: Epsilon

    A business may appear to be robust, but a savvy lender that is responsible for the capital of its investors needs to be constantly across the mountain of variables that can present themselves.

    Tahn Sharpe | 31st Jan 2024 | More
    External validation key to credit quality of corporate loans: Epsilon

    For non-bank corporate lenders that don’t have the regulatory oversight that banks do, using third party validation for loan books is essential according to Epsilon Direct Lending’s Joe Millward.

    Tahn Sharpe | 23rd Nov 2023 | More
    Five curly questions to ask your private credit provider

    As the private credit market grows, so does the importance of due diligence when selecting an investment partner. Epsilon’s Joe Millward details the five things all potential investors should look out for.

    Tahn Sharpe | 16th Oct 2023 | More
    How to pick a better private credit provider

    Not all private credit providers are created equally, and due diligence is crucial for investors. But what separates the wheat from the chaff?

    Joe Millward | 27th Sep 2023 | More
  • No time like the present for senior secured loans: Invesco

    Senior secured loans recover strongly from economic downturns and plenty of corporates are well prepared for any ructions ahead. Still, active management matters when it comes to selecting new deals.

    Staff Writer | 18th Sep 2023 | More
    Why Invesco thinks now is the time for senior secured loans

    There’s still ample opportunity for loans generate higher than historical average returns, with Invesco expecting outperformance over the next 6-12 months. And with a recession potentially on the horizon they come with downside protection included.

    Staff Writer | 22nd Aug 2023 | More
    Private debt providers well positioned for ‘mother of all default cycles’: Revolution

    Commentators warn that a new default cycle will strip the shine from private debt strategies, but not all managers have been “sitting on their hands”. And the dislocation in commercial real estate is creating new opportunities for savvy managers.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Aug 2023 | More