Fill Asia’s finance gap with private credit solutions.

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  • Tighter bank lending policies and higher interest rates are driving the growth of private credit in Asia.
  • Private credit can help fill the growing financing gap for companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.

Private credit is emerging as an alternative source of financing for companies in Asia, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that may not have easy access to traditional bank loans or bond markets. This trend is being fueled by tighter bank lending policies and rising interest rates in the region.

Ee Beng Soh, a senior adviser to investment bank Houlihan Lokey, highlights the potential benefits of private credit in filling the financing gap for companies. As banks become more selective in their lending practices and interest rates continue to rise, SMEs are finding it increasingly challenging to secure the funding they need to grow and expand their operations.

While concerns about potential bubbles and risks accompany the rapid growth of private credit, the alternative source of financing can play a crucial role in supporting the growth of businesses in Asia. Regulators have the opportunity to embrace private credit as a viable option for companies that may not fit the traditional financing criteria of banks or bond markets.

As private credit gains traction in Asia, investors and companies alike are exploring new opportunities for funding and investment. By providing flexible and tailored financing solutions, private credit can help bridge the financing gap and support the growth of businesses in the region.

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