Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker Q1 2016

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The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker Q1 2016

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The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker covers 46 leading Alternative Lenders, with whom we track primary mid-market deals across Europe.

This eleventh issue covers data for the first quarter of 2016 that closed with 63 deals completing, representing an 8% increase in deal flow in comparison with the previous year (Year-on-Year).

Key highlights

  • The number of deals covered has increased to 713 transactions over the past 14 quarters
  • This issue covers data for the first quarter of 2016 that closed with 63 deals completing, representing an impressive 8% increase in deal flow in comparison with the previous year (Year-on-Year)
  • In the last 12 months, 29% of the alternative lending transactions were completed with family and founder owned businesses without a majority private equity sponsor
     
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Background

The Alternative Lender community is becoming increasingly relevant for European mid-market companies. In 2014 we saw activity strengthening from Alternative Lenders, in particular with the success of the unitranche product. As expected, this trend continued through 2015 and into 2016, against a backdrop of a strongly improving economic outlook

Our Debt Advisory team has been in active dialogue with the leading European Alternative Lenders to set up a quarterly database, which monitors the primary European mid-market deal activity involving these lenders. 42 alternative debt funds currently participate in the Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker and the results are released to interested parties on a quarterly basis in a public version of the tracker.

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