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Debt fund data: Who is fundraising in September 2018?

The latest figures from our data team show there are 25 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.

Sweden’s Brunswick poaches Helaba banker to grow debt business

Pontus Sundin has joined the Stockholm-based asset manager following the closing of its second Swedish senior credit fund.

Is now the time to buy a debt fund?

The rising popularity of real estate debt generates M&A opportunities, but the lack of independent debt fund businesses limits the scope for consolidation.

PIMCO raises almost $700m for commercial real estate debt vehicle

The fund’s commercial focus differs from its predecessors, which targeted an array of assets.

CPPIB to increase global real estate credit exposure

The Canadian pension fund is looking to increase its real estate credit assets under management to around $6.2bn to $7.7bn in the next five years.

Why GAM wants to lend in Europe’s regional cities

The asset manager has already raised £200m for its second real estate lending vehicle, providing mid-market whole and mezzanine loans in the UK and Western Europe.

Cheyne hits hard cap with £600m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

DRC Capital hires Natalie Howard to expand debt strategies

Former AgFe executive joins the London-based firm as partner.

BlackRock continues social housing drive

The firm makes its third debt investment in the sector with a £75m financing for GreenSquare.

Savills IM buys minority stake in DRC Capital

The firm enters property lending as it aims to exploit the ‘attractive’ alternative the asset class offers to direct equity investment.

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