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Chris Janiec

Chris Janiec is a reporter with Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London and Greece. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.

Oaktree to invest $36m in Blue Sky through convertible loan note

The embattled Australian fund manager will use the capital for co-investments and leverage Oaktree's reputation with prospective LPs.

Specialty lender backs Paraguay agribusiness with $8m loan

Latitude 20 Capital Partners’ Eimaad Ahmed says political and infrastructure conditions in Paraguay have allowed it to take greater advantage of the US-China trade war than its Latin American peers.

Blue Sky in discussions with Oaktree over ‘possible investment’

The Australian firm has received 'a lot of inbound approaches' regarding its private markets business since coming under attack from US short-seller Glaucus in March, says a company source.

responsAbility ag-debt fund secures anchor investment

The development-focused asset manager has clinched a pledge from Kempen Capital for its new fund, which targets up to $300m over the next three years to support ag lending in the developing world.

IAM debt unit closes infra fund on $347m

The Long Term Infrastructure Debt Fund will offer loans as large as C$50m with terms of up to 25 years.

Fund of funds shortfall drives RE debt fund target miss

Contrarian Capital recently missed its $450m target on a distressed real estate fund amid a drop-off in commitments from funds of funds. 

Pegasus snags energy mezz specialist

Former Rabobank managing director Thomas Emmons has been added to focus on providing mezzanine debt to wind and solar energy projects.    

CCCERA vets candidates for 'functional’ focus

The $7bn pension is looking to hire an advisor that will help facilitate CCCERA’s move towards a functionally focused portfolio.  

Antares loan funds AC parts company acquisition

The CPPIB affiliate has provided a $77m facility to support AEA Investors’ purchase of a Texas-based automotive air conditioning parts company.  

Carlyle GMS staffing changes continue

The head of capital markets for the firm’s GMS credit unit has left Carlyle, reportedly to join Ares Management in London.  

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