MidOcean Credit Announces Closing of 7th CLO Valued at $600 Million
July 6, 2017
MidOcean Credit Partners Announces Closing of 7th CLO Valued at $600 Million
NEW YORK, July 6, 2017 – MidOcean Credit Partners, an affiliate of MidOcean Partners, a premier New York-based alternative asset manager, today announced the closing of a $600 million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”), MidOcean Credit CLO VII. The transaction was led by Goldman Sachs & Co. The CLO will be backed by a portfolio of primarily senior-secured leveraged loans and will have a four-year reinvestment period and a two-year non-call period. The transaction is MidOcean’s first CLO structured to comply with U.S. risk-retention rules.
Jim Wiant, Managing Director at MidOcean Credit Partners, said, “The successful closing of CLO VII, MidOcean’s largest CLO to date, demonstrates our ability to structure transactions that meet the demands of our investors in a dynamic regulatory environment. We are focused on continuing to generate strong performance for investors across our CLOs both in terms of overall portfolio credit quality and our ability to deliver attractive equity distributions with modest credit risk.”
Steve Shenfeld, President of MidOcean Credit Partners, added, “Our experienced credit team has significant expertise investing and managing CLO portfolios. We are excited about the growth of MidOcean’s CLO business and believe it offers investors a compelling risk-adjusted return opportunity.”
MidOcean has closed seven CLOs totaling approximately $3.1 billion since the inception of the CLO platform in January 2013.
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About MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in middle-market private equity and alternative credit investments. Since its inception in 2003, MidOcean Private Equity has targeted investments in high-quality middle-market companies in the consumer and business services sectors. MidOcean Credit Partners was launched in 2009 and currently manages a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and customized separately managed accounts.
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