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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.
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Tunstall Real Estate hires head of debt strategy

David White joins Tunstall following its first debt vehicle fundraising to grow its loans business.

Margin protection dives as cov-lite remains dominant in Europe – report

Covenants continue to loosen in Q3 across several areas including margin protection and the way leverage is calculated for acquisitions.

Tikehau and DWS to collaborate on funds and investments

Investing in funds, co-investment and joint products are all expected as a result of collaboration between the two firms.

What are the most popular strategies?

Distressed fundraising falls back as senior debt funds lead.

Distressed debt activity rises 16% in 2018

The US and Asia are experiencing a wave of large distressed debt and restructuring deals.

What do borrowers want?

We look at which products are in highest demand among borrowers.

Ability to innovate drives interest in first-time funds – research

Greater flexibility and higher returns were key reasons to back new fund managers.
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Former Mercer private debt head Mistry joins PPF – exclusive

Mistry will take control of existing and new investments in alternative credit.

Aggregate Debt Advisory launches €500m Germany real estate debt fund

The mezzanine fund will seek out core residential opportunities across Germany.

BNP Paribas closes third European CLO on €411.25m

The firm’s latest CLO exceeded its initial target and focuses on senior-secured loans in Europe.

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