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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.

Simple, but is it safe?

Stretched senior is a relatively new and potentially risky form of unitranche debt, maintains John Bakie

Private debt faces dilemma of more capital than opportunities

Trust managers too much and you could end up following them into uncharted territory, warns Trevor Castledine in conversation with John Bakie

Capitala hires Flinn to tap Texas investment opportunities

The hire will allow Capitala to re-open its Dallas origination activity and adds healthcare industry expertise to its team.

Alantra raises €150m for second debt fund

The firm has increased its fundraising target owing to investor demand and a strong pipeline of potential deals.

Ares agrees £1bn loan for UK IT company

The refinancing of Daisy Group shows the ability of private credit to extend huge loans that could not be provided by a bank.

TPG BDC boosts income but slows investment pace

TPG said it will focus on risk adjusted returns over market share amid “irrational” behaviour in credit markets.

ACC asks policymakers to focus on ‘quirks’ in European regulation

Cleaning up existing regulatory differences around Europe should be prioritised over sweeping changes, according to a new paper.

Apera closes debut fund on €750m – exclusive

The vehicle will focus on providing senior-secured loans to lower mid-market companies in North-Western Europe.

Private debt ‘helps smooth out credit cycles’

An academic paper says alternative credit could reduce the length and severity of economic downturns.

Prestige launches private credit multi-manager strategy

The fund will invest in a variety of credit strategies in the UK and globally targeting a return of up to 7%.

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