Global Private Finance
Our team of over 70 dedicated investment professionals located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific is focused on providing investors access to unique opportunities up and down the debt capital structure.
The Next Generation of Business Development Companies
Jon Bock, CFO of Barings BDC, describes the transformational development of BDCs as an asset class, explains the trends driving M&A in the space and sheds light on why the asset class continues to garner increased attention from investors.View
Three Trends Driving Today’s European Private Credit Market
Incumbency, a laser focus on risk mitigation, and a unique approach to ESG are critical in this “winner-takes-all” environment.View
European Private Credit: Winner Takes All?
Mark Wilton, a portfolio manager in Barings’ Global Private Finance Group, describes the competitive backdrop in European private credit, including what's driving manager outperformance and access to deal flow, as well the ever-increasing focus on ESG.View
ESG Innovations in Private Credit
Aaron Gillespie, portfolio manager in Barings Global Private Finance group sheds light on the evolving landscape for analyzing and incorporating ESG factors into private credit investing, including recent innovations like sustainability-linked loan agreements.View
European Private Credit: Positive Momentum
Barings' Adam Wheeler describes the strong and improving conditions in the European private credit market that have led to increased deal flow and higher-quality structures in recent months.View
Three Factors Shaping the Opportunity in European Private Credit
The growing importance of market access, a wider investor base and the impact of ESG on pricing are reshaping the European middle market.View
North American Private Credit: Expectations vs. Reality
The impact of COVID on North American private credit has been surprising in some ways and more predictable in others. Ian Fowler sheds light on lessons learned over the past year and offers advice on how to navigate today’s market.View
Private Credit: Boring is (Still) Beautiful
Barings' Ian Fowler discusses the current state of the North American private credit market, including insights into deal activity, pricing, and how the Barings team is investing through the pandemic.View
Private Credit: How Healthy is Today's Middle Market?
Barings’ Jon Bock weighs in on the current dynamics driving today’s private credit markets from deal activity, to leverage metrics, to spread levels, and discusses the pro’s and con’s of investment structures from public and private BDCs to commingled funds.View