Tag: Europe’s mid-market

Alexandra Krief of S&P Global explores the European private placement boom in GTNews

In an article for leading treasury magazine, GTNews, S&P Global Ratings’ director of mid-market evaluations, Alexandra Krief, explains why alternative lending markets are experiencing promising growth in Europe. With bank lending constrained, Krief shows that the European private placement (PP) markets and German Schuldschein in particular are benefiting as a result. In fact, companies seeking …

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S&P Global’s Alexandra Krief explains the surge of European private placements in FTSE Global Markets

Writing for specialist finance publication, FTSE Global Markets, Alexandra Krief, director of mid-market evaluations at S&P Global Ratings, explores the reasons behind the increasingly promising performance of Europe’s alternative lending markets. Krief points out that while issuances of debt on the pan-European private placement (PP) markets and the German Schuldschein have reached all-time highs – …

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S&P Global on the promising rise of Europe’s private placements in FT pensions title

In an article for Pensions Expert – the Financial Times’s specialist pensions title – Alexandra Krief, director and head of mid-market evaluations at S&P Global Ratings, explores the growth of alternative lending in Europe. Specifically, Krief notes that the European private placement market grew by an impressive 78% last year, with standout performances seen on …

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European private placements steam ahead of U.S. – Standard & Poor’s latest research covered in the specialist press

As small and mid-market companies and enterprises, otherwise known as SMEs, look to tap a more varied range of funding sources, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) continues to track the onward march of Europe’s alternative lending markets. In its second annual league table – which details issuance of private placements that occurred in Europe last year …

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S&P’s Mid-Market event covered in the specialist press

Standard & Poor’s hosted a panel discussion with key industry experts – from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), and debt advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP – to explore the recent trends in Europe’s Mid-Market and what can be done to develop the sector as we head into …

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S&P survey offers more transparency into the creditworthiness of EMEA’s mid-market

In a recent article for AFP Global Treasury & Finance Insights, Standard & Poor’s Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq explains that EMEA’s midsized companies must improve their credit risk transparency if they are to capitalise on Europe’s growing alternative lending markets. As such, S&P analysed 547 mid-market companies in EMEA. The results show that many midsize companies …

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S&P report delves into credit quality of Europe’s mid-market companies

Standard & Poor’s recently published the results of its first comprehensive analysis of the credit quality of European mid-market businesses, covering over 547 companies with revenues below €1.5 billion. The study found that these companies tend to compensate for weaker business positions through conservative balance sheet and cash management. The news was covered by Private …

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Financial Director report on S&P hosted roundtable; Alternative financiers call for greater transparency from mid-market companies

A recent panel – hosted at Standard & Poor’s ‘Annual European Leveraged Finance & High-Yield Conference’ – brought together key industry figures from S&P, HSBC, Aviva Investors France and Alcentra to tackle the question on everyone’s lips: with more midsized firms seeking to diversify their funding sources as their refinancing needs develop – potentially seeking …

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S&P tells TMI that Germany’s Mittelstand seek alternative funding sources

In the latest edition of TMI’s magazine, Standard & Poor’s Mark Währisch, Alexandra Krief and Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq reveal that slow banking disintermediation in Germany has not deterred the country’s famously robust mid-market, or Mittelstand, from seeking alternative funding sources to finance growth, including the well-established US private placement (USPP) market and the German Schuldschein …

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S&P tells gtnews “Europe’s mid-market is coming on in leaps and bounds”

Standard & Poor’s Taron Wade talks to gtnews about the surge of private investment Europe’s mid-market experienced in 2014. Specifically, she explains that alternative lending markets were able to open up to a wider range of companies through the emergence of unlisted and senior secured debt deals, and that despite economic stagnation in the region, …

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