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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.

Antares Interview: Choosing the best credits

Antares Capital's Timothy Lyne says new entrants can find it difficult to act as a lead arranger.

PDI 50: The movers and shakers

An analysis of the most successful fundraisers over the past five years shows which players are becoming dominant in private debt.

Report: Bain credit arm set to move Europe HQ to Dublin

The switch from London to Dublin will see the Bain brand extended into Ireland.

BNP Paribas launches European corporate loans fund

European corporate debt is targeted by BNP Paribas Asset Management as default expectations remain low.

Private debt catches up in returns race

The asset class has shown the robustness of its returns profile.

NPL sell-off won’t solve bank problems, MEPs told

Forcing banks to sell off their NPLs could worsen their profitability woes, MEPs have been told.

What can the US teach us about European mezzanine?

US and European mezzanine have had a divergent past through the rough seas of the last financial crisis, but could recent convergence point to a new phase for Europe?

BNP Paribas takes stake in SME lending specialist

Caple has sold a 10% stake to BNP Paribas to expand the capabilities of its loan platform.
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Fund admin firms Alter Domus and Cortland agree merger

Cortland says the deal will strengthen its debt and real estate offerings.

Amundi targets Italian foods with €150m fund

The French asset manager has launched a debt vehicle targeting cured hams and Parmesan cheese.