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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.

EFA Group seeks to raise $100m for frontier market debt

The fund will support banks and other financial institutions in Eastern Europe and Asia.

EQT raises €2.3bn for second mid-market debt fund – exclusive

The successor to the firm’s 2016 vehicle has raised four times as much capital for European mid-market lending.

Why managers are becoming targets

Raising money for their funds is always on the mind of private markets managers, but they should not ignore the need to finance their own business growth. John Bakie speaks to a specialist in the field

Oddo BHF hires Markus Geiger to lead private debt arm

Geiger will lead a team of five debt professionals with an initial focus on senior secured debt.

Why managers are becoming targets

Raising money for their funds is always on the mind of private markets managers, but they should not ignore the need to finance their own business growth. John Bakie speaks to a specialist in the field

European loan issuance hits lowest level since 2016 – report

Loan volumes fell in Q3 as leveraged buyouts dominated finance demands and credit standards eased.

The borrower’s market revealed

Loan terms and covenants have weakened during 2018, making it a good time to borrow.

Tikehau boosts private debt AuM by 25% in 2018

Private debt fundraising and a string of acquisitions are expected to bring Tikehau assets above €20bn by year end.

Oquendo launches €150m senior debt fund

The private debt specialist will look to partner with banks to bridge the funding gap among Spanish mid-market companies.

ICG fundraising hits €6.1bn in first half

The firm’s flagship European fund has now reached its €4bn target and begun deploying capital.

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