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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.
The firm said an increasingly diverse and complex debt market increases the need for companies to seek advice.
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
The deal will see ARA take a majority stake in Venn and assist with its expansion.
The hires will support deployment of ICG’s first vintage of its mid-market strategy.
The global economy is under pressure in 2020, but the outcome is hard to predict. PDI looks at three different views on how things will develop this year.
The second SME loan fund from BNPP AM will provide growing SMEs with a combination of fund and traditional bank finance.
The move is part of NN IP’s aim to grow its alternative credit capabilities, which already amount to €40bn of assets.
Private markets are likely to benefit from increased allocations from insurance companies seeking higher returns in the coming years.
The fund will adopt a conservative strategy and incorporate ESG into its investment process.
Investors are still looking to commit more capital to private debt, with direct lending the most popular strategy.

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