Investments

INTERVIEW

Leveraged loan defaults rise but cash-flow coverage should avert US credit crash…for now

Leveraged loan defaults rise but cash-flow coverage should avert US credit crash…for now

The second quarter of this year saw two potentially worrying trends in US corporate credit: the number of public filers carrying debt of more than 7x going into Q3 had risen to 35 per cent (compared to 14 per cent in Q4 2018), while the percentage of leveraged loan defaults rose sharply from 2 per cent at the start of the year to north of 4 per cent, by March.

PODCAST

In conversation with Emily Pollock, Alternatives Director at Schroders

In conversation with Emily Pollock, Alternatives Director at Schroders

Listen in to PEWire's podcast with Emily Pollock (pictured), alternatives director at Schroders, to find out how consumption patterns will change in the "new normal", as well as her view on the potential for “buy-and-build” strategies in Europe and why she believes European private equity is well positioned for some of the shifts in the current environment.

WOMEN IN VC

Women in VC Part III: Q&A with Itxaso del Palacio, partner at Notion vc

Women in VC Part III: Q&A with Itxaso del Palacio, partner at Notion vc

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), PEWire is publishing a mini-series of three Q&A interviews with women working in venture capital. Third up is Itxaso del Palacio, Partner at London-based Notion vc, which invests in enterprise technology and B2B SaaS companies at Series A stage across Europe.

THE NEW NORMAL

Supporting strong management teams and viable British businesses: Q&A with Stuart Blair and Stewart Haworth, directors of debt finance at OakNorth Bank

Supporting strong management teams and viable British businesses: Q&A with Stuart Blair and Stewart Haworth, directors of debt finance at OakNorth Bank

OakNorth Bank is sector-agnostic, focusing mainly on lower mid-market businesses and established property developers/investors, and is active throughout England with offices in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and East Anglia.

Story

Realio partners with USD250m-plus Valentus Fund to tokenise institutional-grade investment opportunities

Realio partners with USD250m-plus Valentus Fund to tokenise institutional-grade investment opportunities

Realio, a technology ecosystem for institutional-grade digital assets, has announced a partnership with Valentus Capital Management, which will enable the digitisation of an array of private equity opportunities, as well as the issuance of a Valentus Digital platform token.