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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.
Iryna Voronova joins the firm from Siemens Financial Services and will focus on growing its newly launched credit offering.
The fund is more than twice the size of its predecessor and will back both sponsored and unsponsored mid-market companies.
The fund manager is drawing close to its fund target and expects to hold a formal fourth close in early December.
The partnership is aiming to back sustainable infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia and plans to scale up to $1bn.
The aviation industry has experienced severe turbulence as a result of the pandemic, but alternative lenders can sense soaring returns. John Bakie reports
Increased interest in businesses services deals and appetite for ESG-linked loans were major drivers of transactions in Q2 2021.
The fund will take a stronger approach on ESG than its predecessor, including pricing incentives, to help businesses recover sustainably.
The vehicle marks a major expansion of Amundi’s impacting investing activity.
UK and Ireland satellite photo
The vehicle has received backing from Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund to support SMEs as the economy recovers from the covid-19 pandemic.
The French asset manager will handle the raising and deployment of €350m of capital to help Belgian companies recover from the pandemic.

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