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...the debate on the precise economic impact of Brexit appears to be alive and kicking. One thing that has not been under debate for some time, in spite of the more strident political voices, is that exit will produce some sort of economic ...

Direct Lending: the new force in corporate finance

The post-crisis bank retrenchment strangled the supply of traditional sources of finance for Europe’s corporate base. In its place, a range of alternative finance providers have flourished. For loans of less than £1mn, new peer-to-peer (P2P) and asset-backed lenders now provide a cheap source of company debt. For loans greater than £200mn, corporate behemoths ...

SME: the rise of private capital

There has been a sea change in European debt markets over the last 3 years and yet the radical restructuring in corporate finance has gone largely unnoticed by mid-sized businesses. Private debt and capital provided by non-bank fund managers is fast becoming a mainstream alternative to bank lending for European borrowers. Backed by some of ...