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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.
The new arrangement will see Piers Dennison take up the role of chairman of investor relations.
An allocation by a large international pension fund will enable North Wall to begin investing its latest European strategy.
The deal will significantly expand Bridgepoint’s presence in the credit markets in both Europe and the US and give it a wider range of credit strategies.
The pandemic has not entirely dented the fundraising ambitions of private debt managers. View our fully interactive Q1-Q3 report here.
The firms believe aircraft can still offer long-term growth potential despite covid-19.
The deal is part of Alantra’s plans to grow a diverse European private debt business.
Debt fundraising has been hit by the pandemic but a several large fund closes mean the market has held up better than expected.
The newly launched litigation finance specialist Contingency Capital has received significant backing for co-investments from several asset managers.
A series of problems have driven banks away from financing global trade.
A survey by GCA Altium has found that 86% of banks and 92% of debt funds say they are able to make new primary commitments.

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