Building on decades of experience and success in private credit investments.
Our private credit expertise includes middle market corporate credit, corporate private placement debt and infrastructure debt. With more than 50 years of credit experience, our team understands how to most effectively invest in private debt instruments to evaluate and capture the additional yield potential of illiquid and less liquid credit-based investments.
Global Infrastructure Debt
AUM: $12 billion (March 31, 2020)
Our dedicated infrastructure debt team has global scale and presence, and has invested over $5 billion across core infrastructure and energy assets since 2006.
Corporate Private Placements
AUM: $25.1 billion (March 31, 2020)
Our highly experienced and dedicated investment team consists of professionals from both the banking and asset management sectors, with an average of more than 20 years of experience in private placement activity.
Global Private Finance
AUM: $13.8 billion (March 31, 2020)
Our team of over 60 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.
What's Next for Private Credit?
Now that the proverbial rubber has met the road, many investors are questioning what’s in store for private credit in the months (and years) ahead. In many ways, the current volatility is setting the stage for significant opportunities—but managing the downside is critical.View
Private Credit: Why Last Cycle's Playbook Won't Work This Time
Barings’ Jon Bock discusses the recent Insights paper he authored, which describes the mistakes that investors continue to make when allocating to private credit—and, importantly, how to avoid them.View
Private Credit: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Industry veterans Ian Fowler and Adam Wheeler describe the dramatic evolution of private credit markets and explain why quality of earnings and varied definitions of ‘senior’ risk could be at the center of the next credit market storm.View
Amid Rising ‘Mequity’ Risk, Boring Can Be Beautiful
In both the U.S. and Europe, there is significant pressure both at the top and bottom ends of the middle market. As a result, we’re seeing potentially attractive value today in the more traditional, true middle market.View
Investing in Late-Cycle European Private Credit
Adam Wheeler, Co-Head of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group, discusses the importance of discipline and risk management in today’s late-cycle environment.View
Infrastructure Debt: Steady Activity, Lingering Macro Doubts
Despite the expected seasonal summer slowdown, infrastructure debt financing deals remained steady overall in the third quarter of 2019—with strong activity in the U.S. and Canada, and slightly slowing activity in Europe, with a cautious eye toward Brexit.View
The GFC: 10 Years On
The mid-market continues to attract private debt investors as the Fed cuts interest rates. Could this fuel the economy and rev up the deal market, or are we nearing the end of the credit cycle? Eric Lloyd recently weighed in with a panel of experts for PDI.View
Highlights from the Barings 360 Private Markets Conference
Watch Barings CEO, Tom Finke, and other senior leaders discuss their key takeaways from the firm's signature private assets event.View
A CIO's Perspective
Barings' Jonathan Bock caught up with industry veteran, William Spitz, on trends in today's private markets.View
Barings 360: For LPs, By LPs
Attendees of the Barings 360 Private Markets Conference discuss the value of exchanging ideas and perspectives with their peers.View
Private Credit: How Supply/Demand Dynamics are Shaping the Landscape
Ian Fowler, Co-Head of the North American Private Finance Group, discusses the dynamics of each middle market segment—including upper-end style shift resulting from competitive pressures—and explains why the traditional middle is the sweet spot.View
Is There Style Drift in Middle Market Lending?
Barings’ Ian Fowler weighs in on the supply/demand dynamics in the direct lending space and explains why looking at the middle market as one cohesive universe can be misleading.View
News & Events
Barings Provides Financing for Forterro’s Acquisition of abas Software AG
Barings Announces Final Close of European Private Loan Fund II at €1.5bn
Barings and Ardian Private Debt Back Macquarie’s Buyout of Premier Technical Services Group
Barings Supports Telemos Capital’s Growth of Sanoptis
Barings Supports Insight Partners in their Recapitalization of CM Group