Jefferies Credit Partners (“JCP”), a leading private credit manager and asset management arm of Jefferies Finance LLC, today announced the expansion of its capital formation capabilities and relationship team. investors with the addition of two senior hires. Jefferies Finance is a joint venture of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) and MassMutual.
Charles Byrne has been appointed Global Head of Sales & Capital Formation at Jefferies Credit Partners. The post is new. Mr. Byrne will be responsible for establishing and overseeing JCP’s investor relations, fundraising and global capital formation initiatives as Jefferies Finance seeks to expand its direct lending franchise into the mid and large market. capitalization through its global clientele. He will report to Tom Brady, President of Jefferies Finance. Mr. Byrne is a seasoned business development executive and was previously Co-Head of US Alternatives at RBC Global Asset Management / BlueBay Asset Management. He also served as Global Head of Business Development at Regiment Capital Advisors in Boston and was Managing Director of Marathon Asset Management in New York.
Andrew Gordon has been appointed head of strategic accounts on the over $ 10 billion lending platform and will focus his efforts on delivering the company’s private lending solutions to strategic relationships across the globe. Mr. Gordon was previously Co-Head of US Alternatives at RBC Global Asset Management / BlueBay Asset Management. He also worked as a Managing Director at Marathon Asset Management and Bear Stearns.
The expansion of the Jefferies Credit Partners team coincides with the successful closing of Jefferies Credit Partners Direct Lending Fund I and the announced launch of Jefferies Credit Partners Direct Lending Fund II, a direct lending strategy in the middle market, which focuses on on the provision of senior secured loans to middle markets. companies owned by private sponsors. Jefferies Finance is looking to add additional members to its business development team to support its growing private debt platform in mid-market and large-cap direct lending initiatives.
About Jefferies Credit Partners:
Jefferies Credit Partners (“JCP”) is a New York-based private lending platform and manages more than $ 10 billion in equity and third-party capital invested in blended funds, separately managed accounts and CLOs. JCP is the investment management division of Jefferies Finance LLC (“JFIN”), a leading provider of leveraged loans owned by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Jefferies Group LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., NYSE: JEF) since 2004. JFIN is a commercial finance company that structures, underwrites and syndicates primarily senior secured loans to corporate borrowers. The company operates its business primarily through two business segments, the leveraged finance business of JFIN and the portfolio and asset management business of JCP. JFIN’s leveraged finance business is involved in transactions typically ranging from $ 250 million to $ 1.5 billion for borrowers generating between $ 50 million and $ 300 million in annual EBITDA. Jefferies Credit Partners has a seasoned team of highly experienced investment professionals with relationships with the world’s leading investment firms and financial institutions that provide personalized financial solutions to its clients.
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