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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.

2018 in review: The dash for deployment

With so much capital raised in 2017, deploying it wisely and avoiding bad terms has become a major focus for managers in the past year.

Perils of a private equity bias

Private equity has been crucial to the evolution of private debt as an asset class, but have the two industries become too friendly? John Bakie explores

CIFC launches UCITS fund for CLO investment

Launching the vehicle is the latest step in the US asset manager’s push into the European market.

AnaCap buys Italian SME loans worth €4bn

The deal is the investor’s first from its fourth Credit Opportunities fund, which held a first close in November.

Golding Private Debt 2016 closes on €580m

The fund of funds will invest in primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in Europe and North America.

AXA increases Capzanine shareholding for growth drive

Capzanine hopes to expand its access to international investors through strong links with AXA’s investment management business.

Hermes hires Spitzkopf to private debt team

Hermes latest hire will expand its expertise in the German loan market as it seeks to grow its business in continental Europe.

Orchard Global closes special opportunities fund on $2.5bn

The fund will target opportunities in bank loans due to regulatory conditions facing the industry.

Credit tops non-traditional offering for PE firms

Private equity managers are looking to expand their offerings into credit.

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