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Private debt managers had been wondering how they could exert ESG influence over portfolio companies. This is the year they saw the light.
Arcmont has released a guide to structuring sustainability-linked loans as it joins the likes of Ares, Amundi and Barings in offering margin discounts linked to ESG KPIs.
Investors have concerns over what is happening in the broadly syndicated loan space. The private debt market must learn the lessons.
The firm is gathering carbon emissions data across its portfolio and plans to put ESG into deal sourcing with new director Allegra Day.
The unitranche facility also requires the company to obtain an annual carbon emissions assessment with a third party expert.
Travers Smith lawyers George Weavil and Carys Clipper describe a new type of sustainability-linked ratchet that could accelerate ESG improvements at the asset level.
BlackRock’s Lucy Dale shares five factors in how the asset manager determines ESG risks in its loan underwriting process for infrastructure assets.
When it comes to ESG in private credit, the spirit is willing, but there is a lack of cohesion in both expectations and approaches, write Debevoise lawyers John Young and Sophie Michalski.
Aviva is deploying £1bn in loans to transition existing real estate.
Apollo-owned bank OLB lends €24.5m to PE firm Bluegem’s portfolio company Dr. Vranjes.

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