Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Credit Investments Group closes its Private Credit Opportunities fund at $1.67 billion


NEW YORK , July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Credit Investments Group (“CIG”) today announced the final closing of its Private Credit Opportunities Fund (PCO), CIG’s first fund focused on direct lending, with $1.67 billion in capital commitments.

PCO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily by providing private debt financing across the capital structure, including senior and junior secured loans, unitranche financing and preferred equity granted directly to market companies. upper intermediate in North America and Europe. To date, PCO has deployed approximately half of the Fund which will have over $3 billion of deployable capital, including leverage.

John G. PoppGlobal Head and Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Credit Investments Group, said: “We are delighted to close our first direct lending fund launched to take advantage of the convergence between the syndicated and private lending markets. The investor demand we’ve seen validates CIG’s position as the experienced investor of choice in lower-grade credit markets, while our ability to deploy significant capital speaks to the breadth and depth of franchises. unparalleled leveraged finance and financial sponsors from Credit Suisse. »

PCO is managed by a dedicated private credit team within the Credit Investment Group of Credit Suisse Asset Management. CIG is one of the largest and most experienced leveraged finance solutions providers in the industry, managing approximately $65 billion mainly in lower quality credit assets. For over 20 years through various market cycles, CIG has maintained a disciplined approach and demonstrated industry-leading experience in credit relationship research and servicing. Private Credit is a natural extension of CIG’s business as a leading provider of capital solutions for lower quality businesses in North America and Europe issuing in the largely syndicated market.

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