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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.
Private equity sponsors are now designating lawyers for lenders, weakening protections for debt funds.
Addressing differences in the way member states implement rules is likely to be a key part of AIFMD II.
New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.
Private credit is set to benefit from a shift away from public equities and into private markets and fixed income, according the investment manager’s latest survey.
The French market could stand to benefit from the UK’s troubles, Laurent Benard of Capzanine claims at our Capital Structure Forum.
Greater flexibility and higher returns were key reasons to back new fund managers, according to research by Intertrust.
Freire has been working with Star Mountain to align the firm with ILPA’s principles.
A large number of potential issues face firms when the UK leaves the EU which could lead to chaos if not tackled.
At first glance, the US government’s tax bill is business friendly. But for the private debt industry it is a double-edged blade.
The new law doubles the amount of leverage BDCs can use.
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