Global investors flock to private debt space, expect huge demand for credit

Private debt means debt given to privately held companies or buying those loans in the secondary market

Global investors, investment, FDI, FPI
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Raghavendra Kamath Mumbai
Global investors such as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Baring Private Equity (PE) Asia, and Värde Partners are flocking to Indian private debt because they expect huge demand for credit in the country after the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic and limited lending by Indian banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

These have committed over $1 billion in Indian private credit, revealed industry estimates.

Private debt means debt given to privately held companies or buying those loans in the secondary market.

The CPPIB, Canada’s largest pension fund manager, last month committed $250 million (Rs 1,800 crore) to

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First Published: Mar 15 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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