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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.
ELFA and LMA have teamed up to provide a sustainability best practice guide for loan providers.
The vehicle has already committed most of its capital and the fund manager is planning to launch a follow up fund in the near future.
The fund closed above target and with more than four times as much capital as its predecessor.
Fundraising has been slower to recover than deal volumes due to covid-19 restrictions preventing GPs and LPs from meeting.
The firm is looking to provide wealth and asset managers’ clients with access to all of its private debt strategies.
The fund will continue MV’s strategy of investing in defensive upper mid-market companies.
Positive business sentiment as a result of the UK’s strong vaccine rollout is thought to have helped drive transaction volumes.
Sovereign wealth interest is becoming apparent as one of the world’s nascent debt markets shows signs of growth.
Private debt is yet to gain a foothold in the region, but this may be about to change.
The new vehicle will look for opportunities in the underserved SME market in Canada.

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