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Joint Venture to Target Middle Market Financing Opportunities Pantheon Acquires a Stake in a Special Purpose Vehicle from PennantPark Pantheon to Contribute Additional Capital Transaction Boosts Buying Power and Scales Platform Click here to download a PDF version NEW YORK, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PennantPark Investment Corporation (“PNNT”) (NASDAQ: PNNT) today announced it has formed a joint venture with the private credit investment business of Pantheon (“Pantheon”) to create PennantPark Senior Loan Fund...
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(NY) Secondary: Traders Favor High-Quality Loans In Bid To Withstand Volatility By Aaron Weinman – Refinitiv PennantPark founder and Managing Partner Art Penn recently spoke with Aaron Weinman of Refinitiv for a piece on activity across the secondary market.  Art provided insight into factors that continue to drive the market, such as Covid-19, prospects for a vaccine and actions from the Federal Reserve, and highlighted the secondary market opportunity that could present itself if there...
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Credit Managers To Exploit Market Dislocations By Arleen Jacobius – Pensions & Investments PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn spoke with Arleen Jacobius of Pensions & Investments for a 2020 credit outlook piece, which highlighted the increased interest in private credit strategies emerging from the current market environment. Art provided insight into different opportunities that will prevent themselves in the credit sector and emphasized that the firm is currently focused on the secondary markets....
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Coronavirus: Private Equity’s Bailout Moment By Kaye Wiggins, Mark Vandevelde, and Robin Wigglesworth – Financial Times PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn was featured in Kaye Wiggins, Mark Vandevelde, and Robin Wigglesworth’s Financial Times piece on private equity and the government’s current stimulus package. “This is the time for a bazooka,” Art said in reference to the Federal Reserve’s actions to revive the corporate debt market. “If you had the time and energy the...
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Recovery Begins, But Is It U, V Or Even W? By Oliver Newton – Creditflux PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn participated in Creditflux’s report on the outlook for the credit market in 2020, providing his expertise on direct lending in the United States specifically. Art noted that due to the shift toward lender friendly terms, there have been higher yields, lower leverage, better structures, and potential equity coinvestments. He also noted the challenges...
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PennantPark Sees Lower Leverage, More Covenants in Private Debt (April 6, 2020) By Kelsey Butler – Bloomberg Bloomberg’s Kelsey Butler talked to Managing Partner Art Penn for an article covering PennantPark’s outlook on middle market lending, highlighting that the firm expects “lower leverage levels and juicier yields in private credit once the market gets back up and running.” Though the private credit sector is facing a market disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak, Art provided...
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PennantPark Seeks $1bn For A New Syndicated Loan Fund By David Graubard – Alternatives Watch PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn spoke with David Graubard of Alternatives Watch about the firm’s newly-planned syndicated loan fund. “We are looking at potential bargains in the broadly syndicated loan space because there are some solid companies that do not seem to be impacted by Covid-19 at discounted prices,” Art said.   Click here to read the full...
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US Direct Lenders Hope For Helping Hand From Private Equity Lobbying By James Harvey – Alt Credit PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn was featured in a story by Alt Credit’s James Harvey, which examined how private equity’s lobbying efforts for coronavirus relief loans could alleviate pressure on direct lenders. Specifically, Art provided insight into the small business investment company exceptions, noting that they will allow some borrowers to access SBA loans. “We’re still...
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Direct Lenders Support Existing Investments But Open For Opportunities By Kristen Haunss – Reuters PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn spoke with Reuters’ Kristen Haunss to discuss strategies BDCs are employing to simultaneously support existing investments while remaining open to new opportunities. Art provided insight on companies using revolving lines of credit to ensure ample liquidity – though he noted that none of PennantPark’s portfolio companies have made such requests yet – and offered...
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The Bankruptcy Lawyers Are Smiling By Robin Blumenthal – Private Debt Investor PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn spoke with Private Debt Investor’s Robin Blumenthal about the impact of the coronavirus on private lending, specifically in the distressed debt market. Art highlighted that PennantPark is working off the assumption that the majority of new deals are being postponed, as companies aren’t committing capital in the current environment – adding that the firm has long...
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Dealmaking in a Pandemic By Julie Segal – Institutional Investor PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn recently discussed the impact of the coronavirus on deal activity with Julie Segal of Institutional Investor. Art emphasized the importance of patience and focusing on its existing portfolio companies, given that overall activity has slowed. “It’s hard to price risk right now, whether you’re a lender, in private equity, or a shareholder,” he said. “People are pivoting to...
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Coronavirus Puts Private Credit To The Test By Andrew Hedlund, David Brooke – Reuters PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn was recently featured in Andrew Hedlund’s and David Brooke’s Reuters article, which assessed the impact of the coronavirus on the private credit market. Art provided insight on the theory that long-term sell-off in the market may open the door to lower valuations for companies. “Private markets ultimately take their cues from the public, liquid...
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Loans for Small and Medium-Sized Companies Rapidly Expanding in the U.S.Seeking High Yield via a Fund Structure by Momoe Ban – Nikkei Newspaper December 5th, 2019 Last month, PennantPark Founder and Managing Partner Art Penn discussed the growth of the private debt market in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review, noting that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are seeking new opportunities for private debt to raise funds. Click here to see the full article...
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In July 2019, PennantPark launched four new investment vehicles, increasing the firm’s investment capacity by more than $750 million across two strategies: Senior Debt and Opportunistic Credit. The new offerings include the PennantPark Senior Credit Fund (“PSCF”) Leveraged, PSCF Un-Leveraged, PennantPark Credit Opportunities Fund III (“PCOF III”), and a substantial separately managed account focused on Opportunistic Credit.   Read the full press release here
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