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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.

Who raised 2018’s largest funds?

We look at the breakdown of the biggest fund closes this year.

Tom Stein joins Partners Group’s debt business

Stein has previously worked on leveraged loans at Guggenheim and Goldman Sachs.

Multi-region strategies lead the way

Global strategies are the most popular with investors.

Cheyne hits hard cap with $800m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

Judo raises A$140m for Australian SME lending

Melbourne-based Judo was founded by an experienced team of bankers.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Banks lending to B-rated credits is not sustainable

PDI talks to Jürgen Breuer, head of origination for Austria, Germany and Switzerland at Pemberton, about bank lending in the region.

Bank of Ireland moots NPL sale

As much as €2bn of Irish loans could be up for sale.

Concern over EBITDA multiples

Highly leveraged deals have rapidly increased in number, and investors should be concerned.

ICG raises €3.7bn for seventh Europe fund

Significant inflows have helped the debt specialist grow assets under management to over €30bn for the first time.

Kartesia provides €76m for Spanish refinancing

The refinancing will help Fertiberia to expand in Europe and develop more environmentally friendly products.

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