The ascent of private debt as an asset class began in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.
As traditional lenders, like banks, became increasingly risk-averse, private lenders stepped in to fill the void. The decrease in traditional lending options has led organisations to seek alternative funding opportunities to secure the funds needed for growth. Private debt offers an effective way for these companies to access the necessary capital in order to grow.
One of the most critical features of private debt is its ability to provide credit counter-cyclically, which benefits the broader economy. Private debt offers stability by providing capital when traditional lenders are pulling back. As banks tighten lending standards due to rising rates and economic uncertainty, private credit funds have the flexibility to continue lending, ensuring that businesses maintain access to capital.
As the investment landscape continues to evolve, private debt offers a flexible financing option that contributes to economic growth.
Private debt listings have become more prevalent on our marketplace and have shown consistent attractive rates of return. To see our latest private debt opportunities follow the link below.