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Analysis

The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker

Expanding into new markets

The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker covers 64 leading Alternative Lenders, with whom we track deals across Europe. This issue covers data for the first quarter of 2018 and includes 1381 Alternative Lender deals, representing an increase of 22% in deal flow on a last 12 months basis in comparison with the previous year.

Key highlights

  • Lending in Q1 reached 76 deals, a 7% decline in deal volume compared to the same period in 2017.
  • Although deal volume slightly declined in the first quarter of 2018, the penetration of Direct Lending continues, increasing by 22% year on year.
  •  Managers are beginning to recognise the relative opportunity of direct lending in less mature markets and are thereby increasing allocations to these jurisdictions.Direct Lending Funds are increasingly calling on banks to provide subscription lines and leverage facilities, in an effort to increase operational flexibility and boost returns.
  • In this edition, we focus on the Nordics, which has exhibited a 31% year-on-year increase in Direct Lending
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Background

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 deal activity involving these lenders. 60 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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