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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.

ICG boosts assets by 29%, profits by 51%

Last year’s €4.5bn debt fund raise has boosted the firm as it ponders launching new strategies.

Idinvest closes equipment leasing fund at €340m

The fund has received significant backing from sovereign wealth funds looking to plug a finance gap facing European industrial SMEs.

Tikehau raises €300m in share capital increase

A Morgan Stanley investment fund has become a new shareholder as part of the fundraising exercise.

Pemberton opens Copenhagen office to boost Nordic investment

A local presence is expected to improve the firm’s deal origination in the region.

Debt funds push into emerging markets

Emerging markets-focused debt funds have grown significantly in the past decade.

LGIM adds two professionals to private credit business

The hires form part of the firm’s plans to grow its credit business by diversifying its client base and generating synergies across asset classes.

BBI backs Bootstrap Europe II with €27m

The funding will boost support for UK and European entrepreneurs who need capital without giving up equity control.

ICG hires ex-Cerberus exec to special situations team

The appointment comes as the global economic cycle is “more advanced”, according to the firm’s chief executive.

Allianz GI holds first close at €270m for European infra debt

Vehicle will provide opportunities for low-ticket-size investors to access infrastructure debt through co-investments.

Real estate debt investors must build around Brexit

The UK has been a hotbed for real estate debt funds, but uncertainty over Brexit and a high level of competitiveness are taking their toll.
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