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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 deal between the lending tech platform and the alternative asset manager will provide more capital for UK small businesses to invest and grow.
A $300m investment from a Dutch pension fund has helped ILX surpass its target for its vehicle, which focuses on investing alongside development banks in emerging markets.
Having started life purely as a direct lender, the UK-based fund manager has recently launched several other strategies. John Bakie met with co-founder Symon Drake-Brockman to find out more
After seeing a strong recovery form the covid pandemic in 2021, private debt deal volumes may start to tail off as concerns about war and inflation hit markets.
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The fund closed well in excess of its original target as both LPs and fund managers seek liquidity solutions.
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.

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