In the Debt Markets Issue 4
03 September 2012
The twin macro themes of the eurozone crisis and global growth have continued to drive the capital markets.
One trend we continue to see across debt asset classes is the increasing importance of non-bank funding to companies.
From our conversations and deal activity with the 200 investors covered by our desk, we have seen increased lending appetite from a range of non-bank funders including insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and direct lending funds who are taking advantage of increased institutional interest and government initiatives around increasing financing availability to small and medium sized businesses.
It has become increasingly important for CFOs to be able to navigate this diverse group of alternative funders as many traditional bank lenders remain focussed on de-leveraging balance sheets.
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