Over the past decade, private credit in Asia has experienced unprecedented growth, expanding from US$320 billion in 2010 to US$875 billion in 2020 (measured in assets under management or AUM) as reported by Preqin. This makes private credit the third-largest asset class in the alternatives space, right behind private equity and real estate.
Asia's private credit markets are thriving as borrowers turn to alternative lending sources. Private lenders have liquidity that public lenders don’t right now. And it’s good business too with private lending yields producing a return of about 10% to 18%, typically for a three-year transaction.
We've compiled the definitive list of the most active debt investors currently operating across the continent. Knowing who these key players are and gaining access to their resources can be absolutely vital for any company that needs to meet its financial goals. With our research, you'll have everything you need to connect with these lenders and walk away with reliable funding that will benefit your business's long-term growth. Read on to find out which investors should be on your radar.
Despite the ongoing market volatility, the outlook for continued growth in Asia's debt and credit financing scene remains positive. Borrowers' increased awareness of private credit, along with the sophistication of private credit firms in strategies like direct lending, distressed debt, and derivative instruments, allows them to provide timely and tailored credit support to borrowers.
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You can download the full market map of the the most active emerging market debt investors below.