Direct Lending in Asia Pacific: A study on Asian mid-market direct lending opportunities

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Debtwire is pleased to present Direct Lending in Asia Pacific: A study on Asian mid-market direct lending opportunities.
 
Asia’s corporate lending ecosystem is undergoing a transformation. This traditionally bank-dominated market, characterised by vanilla structures and conservative pricing, is shifting materially towards direct lending and private debt alternatives, mirroring trends in North America and Europe and creating massive opportunities for global investors. 
 
Indeed, 68% of businesses surveyed say that loans and financing from non-traditional lenders is critical for their businesses, and 82% say they will seek financing from non-bank lenders in the year ahead. 
 
Key highlights include:
  • Business trends: 55% of mid-market firms say their businesses have been growing over the past three years, creating increasing demand for financing to fuel this growth
  • Appetite for debt: 55% say they prefer debt as opposed to equity to fuel business growth
  • Asia Pacific in the spotlight: 100% of credit fund managers say Asia Pacific has some of the greatest direct lending opportunities worldwide