Home Authors Posts by John Bakie

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 asset manager secured significant commitments from institutional investors for its private debt strategy in its first year of operation.
The fund is the firm’s first vehicle dedicated to investing in Asian private credit and it will target mid-market companies with resilient business models.
Credit secondaries are a small but rapidly growing part of the asset class. Recent events bode well for this niche market, John Bakie reports
The firm’s first credit fund comfortably beat its €1.5bn target to lend to private equity managers seeking growth or LP liquidity.
The new staff will enhance origination, distribution and asset management in M&G’s German operations.
The firm hopes to tap into demand for late-cycle lending among the private equity fund community.
Almost half of all capital raised by private debt funds in 2021 was for senior debt strategies as investors look at new ways to safely access the asset class. By John Bakie
High levels of M&A activity in the fourth quarter helped drive 2021 deal volumes to almost double the number recorded in 2020.
Distressed investing has had a relatively quiet time of it, but that’s about to change. FocusPoint’s co-founder and CEO examines the pressures that are mounting up to create an explosion of opportunity
Volatile times call for new and perhaps unusual approaches. John Bakie takes a look at three investment firms with specific angles to weather changing environments

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination