23 APR 2019 - When banks reigned in their lending activities after the global financial crisis, there was a gap in the market as small-to-medium sized businesses had nowhere to go to raise capital that they needed to grow. In this episode, Greg Olafson and Nishi Somaiya of Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division discuss how alternative asset managers have filled that gap in Europe through direct lending to middle-market companies. “This form of lending in Europe has evolved and has become an asset class in its own right, to the point where companies now have an option where they go [to raise capital],” Somaiya says.
This podcast was recorded on March 6, 2019
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