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John Bakie

John Bakie joined Private Debt Investor in November 2017 as news editor. He has spent over a decade covering a wide range of financial services including private equity, venture capital, retail investment, securities trading and asset custody.
The fund is set to be the firm’s largest vehicle to date and will target consumer NPLs.
The fund will follow the flexible approach of its predecessor investing in both performing and dislocated credit opportunities.
European private debt deal volume surged in Q4, but that resurgence has been mixed across geographies.
The secondaries market in private debt has been showing promising growth, as GP-led deals claim a larger slice of the cake.
PEI's editorial team looks at the record $180bn raised for private equity in Q1 2021 and how average fund sizes for private debt funds topped $1bn for the first time during the quarter.
Debt funds are growing in size as fewer managers are able to secure the lion's share of capital, according to the latest PDI Fundraising Report.
Tikehau Capital
The unit-linked fund will allow private pension investors to access unlisted credit opportunities.
The £100m fund will invest in illiquid and liquid strategies to meet the needs of highly regulated DC schemes.
European private debt deals bounced back sharply in Q4 of 2020 after sinking to historic lows during the pandemic.
Investors are finding the top of the capital structure a good place to be, but they should not assume it is a part of the market where you only find plain vanilla approaches.

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