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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.

Big is beautiful as the flow of private debt fund closes dries up

While new fund launches have slowed down significantly, those funds that are in the market are bigger than ever.
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Why non-sponsored finance is hard to do

Lending on a non-sponsored basis is growing more slowly than expected but firms are realising a specialist approach might be the key to success.
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ELFA and AFME call time on affiliation

After a six-month trial the industry bodies have decided to part ways.

CVC closes distressed fund above target at $1.42bn

Firm believes growing volatility in credit markets is likely to create more opportunities to acquire undervalued debt.

Funding Circle launches private direct lending fund with £30m

The platform lender is making its first major foray into more conventional private debt, but will continue to focus on providing SME loans.

PDI Germany: Politics, not economics, is the biggest risk for funds

Although portfolios are strong, political uncertainty and originating good deals pose risks for private debt providers.
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Angelo Gordon hires to exploit European consumer debt opportunities

Regulation and central bank stimulus changes are set to increase opportunities to acquire European debt.

CVI to launch €300m CEE credit vehicle

Polish investor hopes to tap western European investors to invest in private debt across Central and Eastern Europe.

‘We’re seeing an inversion of the capital structure’ – ACC head

PDI met up with the head of the Alternative Credit Council, Jiří Krόl, to discuss the latest trends in the industry and the ACC’s work on tackling risk levels and European regulation.
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Pemberton appoints two for supply chain finance

The appointments are part of the manager’s efforts to grow the team it set up last year.
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