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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.

BNP Paribas appoints Link to administer SME loan platform

The debt administrator’s European experience will assist the platform’s rollout across the continent.

LPs too focused on liquidity for fixed income

Liquidity and diversification are among the key issues investors in private debt are grappling with.

FAP Invest seeks €250m for German real estate debt

The Luxembourg-based vehicle hopes to surpass the efforts of pan-European funds with a strong focus on German assets.

Reaching the promised land

Why has private debt so far failed to mine the rich seam of non-sponsored deal opportunities?

Deutschland deals

German deal activity has been flat for years.

UCITS to form key part of CIFC’s European ambitions

The fund manager plans to take on Europe and wants to make CLOs widely available to investors.

AXA Investment Management closes Allegro VII CLO at $400m

The firm’s latest US CLO was oversubscribed in all tranches.

Ardian underwrites unitranche deal for Naxicap acquisition

The support for Naxicap’s transaction includes an acquisition facility to support further expansion.

Uneven roads

CLO fundraising has been strong recently, but can it continue?

Improving performance

Despite political turmoil, NPL levels are coming down in Europe.

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