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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 flight to quality

LPs are putting more cash in the hands of the leading fund managers.

AllianzGI bolsters Munich private debt team with senior hire

The appointment of Adrian Grammerstorf from UniCredit continues the firm’s private debt push into Europe, where it has established bases in Germany and France.
3D map of Europe

Muzinich beats target with €706m for pan-European debt

The fund comfortably surpassed its €500m target and will focus on investing in lower mid-market companies.

VIDEO: There is a ‘misalignment of interest’ between PE and lenders

Park Square managing partner Robin Doumar believes market risks have increased over the past year.

Indigo raises €170m for second mezzanine fund

The French manager has secured commitments from new French investors for the follow up to its 2014 vehicle.

Half of institutional investors want to increase private debt exposure – BlackRock

Private credit is set to benefit from a shift away from public equities and into private markets and fixed income, according the investment manager’s latest survey.

Political and market volatility to dominate 2019

Political and economic concerns will be on investors minds in 2019, but market conditions could begin to favour lenders.

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.

2018 in review: Big funds split the market

Despite lower headline numbers, 2018 was a strong fundraising year, with investors increasingly moving towards the biggest funds.

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