Mergermarket Private Equity Forum New York

Kickstarting the first chapter of our four-part US Private Equity Series!

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

30 Apr

Private credit’s time to shine

The private credit asset class continues to be the fastest growing segment of the alternatives market, and this is expected to continue in light of high interest rates, pushback in traditional lending and a challenging private equity exit environment. Institutional investors have increasingly turned their attention to private credit strategies, with the asset class capturing a larger share of LP portfolios, whilst an increasing number of GPs are tapping into strategic opportunities and establishing private credit funds of their own. Will this momentum continue, and how will this impact the private equity market? Our panel of private credit managers will discuss the opportunity set. 

  • How are GPs and LPs thinking of the private credit market in today’s changing interest rate environment? Will it continue to be a compelling investment opportunity in the year ahead?
  • Are more GPs pivoting from traditional buyouts to private credit funds, despite lower returns?
  • Private equity vs private credit portfolio construction- will we see a shift in private credit allocations increasing at the expense of private equity allocations?
  • What are some challenges associated with private credit that market entrants need to be aware of?