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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.

CVC closes distressed fund above target at $1.42bn

Firm believes growing volatility in credit markets is likely to create more opportunities to acquire undervalued debt.

Funding Circle launches private direct lending fund with £30m

The platform lender is making its first major foray into more conventional private debt, but will continue to focus on providing SME loans.

PDI Germany: Politics, not economics, is the biggest risk for funds

Although portfolios are strong, political uncertainty and originating good deals pose risks for private debt providers.
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Angelo Gordon hires to exploit European consumer debt opportunities

Regulation and central bank stimulus changes are set to increase opportunities to acquire European debt.

CVI to launch €300m CEE credit vehicle

Polish investor hopes to tap western European investors to invest in private debt across Central and Eastern Europe.

‘We’re seeing an inversion of the capital structure’ – ACC head

PDI met up with the head of the Alternative Credit Council, Jiří Krόl, to discuss the latest trends in the industry and the ACC’s work on tackling risk levels and European regulation.

Pemberton appoints two for supply chain finance

The appointments are part of the manager’s efforts to grow the team it set up last year.

The legal advice that’s not wanted

Although unfavourable deal terms have been in the spotlight, they are not the only cause for resentment among lenders in today’s market.

BlueBay to spin out private debt team – exclusive

Dyal Capital Partners will support the BlueBay private debt team to become an owner-managed business.

Despite wariness over leveraged loans, there is no need for a clampdown on alternative...

As global leveraged loan levels rise, regulators around the world are becoming concerned about a new debt crisis.
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