Episode 122: What’s the Role of Private Capital Markets in Europe?

Published on23 APR 2019

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


This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research.  Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast.  This recording should not be relied upon to evaluate any potential transaction.  In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any listener is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that listener, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity..

Copyright 2019 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.