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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.

Blackstone to become corporation after Trump tax cuts

New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.

EIB to lend €100 million to Dutch and German SMEs through Funding Circle

Lending platform expects loans to create more than 2,500 jobs as part of a European investment plan.

How Europe’s deal volumes stack up

European private debt deal volumes have more than doubled in just six years.

France sees 50% rise in private debt capital

French alternative credit activity grew strongly in 2018, though it remains concentrated among a small number of funds.

ICG hires Carlyle’s European buyout MD to subordinated debt and equity role

Company says Zeina Bain’s appointment will boost its ability to invest in growth companies seeking mezzanine finance.
3D map of Europe

How the EU should seek to level the rules

With Brexit and European elections due to be over in the coming months, legislators will be looking again at Brussels’ regulatory agenda, and private credit managers are urging them to break down barriers. By John Bakie

The double-figure return that rivals private equity

Comparing long-term performance finds that private debt holdings can generate superior returns to both fixed income and equity.

Muzinich & Co launches ELTIF vehicle aimed at retail investors

The European long-term investment fund will offer income investors access to liquid and private debt opportunities.
3D map of Europe

How the EU should seek to level the rules

With Brexit and European elections due to be over in the coming months, legislators will be looking again at Brussels’ regulatory agenda, and private credit managers are urging them to break down barriers. By John Bakie

European private debt deals grow 9% in 2018

Deal growth has remained healthy as record fundraising in 2017 has created pressure to deploy funds.

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