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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.

Italian private equity manager Clessidra raises €320m for receivables fund

The fund will focus on assisting 14 Italian companies to restructure and relaunch their businesses.

Allianz seeks €300m for private markets impact strategy

The fund will look to support projects with a positive social and environmental impact in Europe with both private debt and equity.

Akin Gump adds debt finance specialist to London office

The addition will expand the law firm’s capabilities in institutional debt finance work.

Why asset prices are soaring in aviation finance

Aircraft require lots of finance and not all of it can be provided by the banks. But as institutional investor interest grows, valuations may be heading to unsustainable levels. John Bakie reports

CVC Credit adds director to Paris office

Hamza Filali will focus on originating private debt opportunities in France.

AnaCap closes Credit Ops IV at €1bn hard cap

The fourth fund was oversubscribed and will target a wide range of performing and non-performing credit.

Permira closes Sigma V CLO fund

The CLO fund will target investments in European CLOs across both the primary and secondaries market.
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Amundi and BlackRock selected for £500m Nest private credit mandate

Nest is targeting 5% of its £8bn in assets for private debt investments as it takes it first steps into private markets.
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ICG appoints former KKR director to Frankfurt team

The hire will assist ICG in deploying its latest multi-billion-euro fund across the DACH region.

Muzinich & Co hires head of Nordics

The hire will allow Muzinich to grow its business in the Nordic countries across both institutional and wholesale markets.
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