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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.
Forcing banks to sell off their NPLs could worsen their profitability woes, MEPs have been told.
US and European mezzanine have had a divergent past through the rough seas of the last financial crisis, but could recent convergence point to a new phase for Europe?
Caple has sold a 10% stake to BNP Paribas to expand the capabilities of its loan platform.
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Cortland says the deal will strengthen its debt and real estate offerings.
The French asset manager has launched a debt vehicle targeting cured hams and Parmesan cheese.
Intermediate Capital Group is preparing to deploy €5.2bn of capital into a competitive market.
European Central Bank plans to tighten up non-performing loan rules could be rolled back due to fears of a fire sale.
The firm’s real estate debt business launch follows hot on the heels of its latest private debt fund close.
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The Palo Alto, California-based BDC says externalising management has been a “distraction”.
At first glance the CLO market has defied gloomy forecasts made in the wake of new regulations, but it is still early days.
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