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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.
Opportunities are presenting themselves to a private debt industry that appears to have shown resilience through the health crisis, but challenges remain.
The fund will track and report its impact performance to investors.
The deal will see institutional investor capital deployed alongside HSBC’s mid-market loans.
The vehicle is the first NBK Capital Partners fund to offer credit compliant with sharia rules.
The firm believes investors will seek more exposure to the strategy in the near future due to present market conditions.
Private debt has played a major role in funding small UK businesses and is set to be vital to SME recovery post-covid.
European private debt activity rebounded during the fourth quarter of 2020 and bank retrenchment helped drive increased market share.
The fund was launched following the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic and will look for niche credit investments.
The appointment forms part of Tikehau’s push to build stronger relationship with investors across the MENA region.
The firm is creating a dedicated team to invest across private credit, equity and real assets with a focus on ESG, sustainability and impact.

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