The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker now covers 60 leading Alternative Lenders, with whom we track primary mid-market deals across Europe.
The third quarter of 2017 closed with 95 deals completing - representing a 15% increase in deal flow on a last 12 months basis, in comparison with the previous year. The UK remains the biggest Direct Lending market.
Impact investing, combining finance with sustainability, has been around since the 1940s, but in the last few years demand has strengthened as the environment reaches a crunch point. Policy-makers are now piling pressure on the private sector and the desire for positive investments is reaching a peak.
Some $22 billion was invested last year in impact projects, according to the Global Impact Investing Network. Ninety one per cent of last year’s projects equalled or bettered expected financial returns, and European development banks alone calculate that in a year they created four million jobs and $11 billion in local tax revenue.
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