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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 winners and runners-up to the PDI annual awards 2017 in Europe.
The fast-growing European private debt market is in a state of flux. While the UK may still dominate, its neighbours are growing in prominence as the industry matures.
As debt funds break into the German market, they are working more closely with banks who realise they cannot turn back the tide.
Reforms to bankruptcy law and banking are seen as major positives to enter the Italian market.
The follow up to its 2016 vehicle has already raised almost three times as much as its predecessor.
Despite strong competition and talk of private debt firms looking for alternative niches, the private equity-sponsored market remains by far the strongest source of deals. John Bakie explores why
The European banking landscape continues to evolve post the global financial crisis. Paul Burdell of LCM Partners discusses the impact this is having on European credit, NPL investment opportunities and how technological disruption is creating new openings for private debt funds.
British Business Investments has shifted more towards funds operating at the lower end of the lending market in search of better returns, discovers John Bakie
A UK water services company is the latest investment from EQT’s mid-market credit strategy.
A trio of Swiss private banks have launched Hermance to access alternative assets.

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