Category: Published Articles

Tailwinds Likely to Persist for European Direct Lenders

Driven by consolidation and regulation in the banking sector, rising private equity activity, demand from mid-size enterprises and investors seeking alternatives to low-yielding public debt instruments, direct lenders have enjoyed strong growth since the global financial crisis. Symon Drake-Brockman uses the findings of the European Direct Lending – Review and Outlook Report by Saïd Business School, Oxford University, published in February 2021, and his own perspective to explain why these tailwinds are likely to persist.

Goldman Sachs and Charlesbank Acquire Majority Ownership in MDVIP

The private equity business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Charlesbank Capital Partners entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership of MDVIP from Leonard Green & Partners and Summit Partners.

Golub Capital Arranges $1.235B in Syndicated Loan Facilities

Golub Capital acted as left lead arranger, administrative agent and joint bookrunner on an $810 million syndicated loan facility to support the acquisition of Rough Country by TSG Consumer Partners and on a $425 million syndicated loan facility to support the acquisition of Confluence Technologies by Clearlake Capital.