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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.
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.
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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