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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.

Goodbye LIBOR, hello uncertainty

LIBOR has underpinned financial products for decades. But it could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for private debt lenders.

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.

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

VIDEO: There is a ‘misalignment of interest’ between PE and lenders

Private credit firm Park Square Capital's Robin Doumar believes market risks have increased over the past year.

BlackRock: nearly half of institutional investors seek to increase PE exposure

Private equity, real assets, private credit and real estate are set to benefit from a shift away from public equities, according to the asset manager’s latest survey.

Tikehau and DWS to collaborate on funds and investments

Investing in funds, co-investment and joint products are expected as a result of collaboration between the two firms.

Ex-ILPA chief Freire joins Star Mountain

Freire has been working with Star Mountain to align the firm with the industry body's principles.

ICG Asia chief Chris Heine to step down in July

ICG’s current head of Australia and New Zealand will take the lead across the Asia Pacific region.

PE sponsors upbeat on world economy – report

Fund managers, businesses and investors are more positive about 2018’s prospects for LBOs.

How private equity fuels private debt

The private debt market is booming. Even as lenders expand into alternative niches, the private equity-sponsored market remains by far the strongest source of deals.
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