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The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker

Spreading their wings: Direct Lenders evolve their product suite

The Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker covers 63 leading Alternative Lenders, with whom we track deals across Europe. The eighteenth issue covers data for the fourth quarter of 2017 that closed with 103 deals completing, representing a 32% increase in deal flow on a last 12 months basis in comparison with the previous year.

Key highlights

  • 1301 deals recorded across Europe in the last 21 quarters with the UK recording a 35% growth in deals compared to 2016
  • The Business, Infrastructure & Professional Services (BIPS) industry continues to be dominant user of Alternative Lending in Europe with 21%
  • Lending in the quarter hit an impressive 103 deals, a rise of 51% on the same period in 2016
  • 2017 has been the strongest in five years for Direct Lending fundraising in Europe with $24.5bn raised
  • Direct Lenders are engaged in a new race to create a broader product suite, to appeal to a more diverse range of borrowers

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