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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.

Prime Capital holds aviation first close, launches real estate vehicle

The German fund manager has agreed partnerships to make debt investments in the aviation and real estate sectors.

A year is a long time in private debt

Comparing audience views at the PDI Capital Structure Forum since last year reveals some interesting trends.

Adamas holds first close on Greater China loan fund

A joint venture between Adamas and Ping An Group will provide debt finance to developing companies in Greater China.

ICE Canyon plans fresh emerging market debt fund

Emerging markets specialist believes emerging markets are undergoing changes which will help non-bank lenders.

New kids on the lending block

Speciality finance could offer private debt investors lucrative returns, but they need to be willing to roll their sleeves up.

PDI 50: The movers and shakers

An analysis of the most successful fundraisers over the past five years shows which players are becoming dominant in private debt.

Report: Bain credit arm set to move Europe HQ to Dublin

The switch from London to Dublin will see the Bain brand extended into Ireland.

BNP Paribas launches European corporate loans fund

European corporate debt is targeted by BNP Paribas Asset Management as default expectations remain low.

Private debt catches up in returns race

The asset class has shown the robustness of its returns profile.

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