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Northleaf bulks up private credit operation with new hires

Canadian private markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has added to its private credit team with the hires of Brett Lauber as a director and Daniel Gardiner as an associate. Lauber, formerly a senior executive at Fifth Street Asset Management, will operate from Northleaf’s Chicago office, while Gardiner, formerly a member of Citigroup‘s leveraged finance team, will be based in London. Earlier this month, Northleaf announced it had appointed David Ross, Alex Jackson and Daniel Nguyen to the team. Ross will serve in London as managing director and head of private credit.

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Northleaf Capital Partners welcomes Brett Lauber and Daniel Gardiner to its growing private credit team in Chicago, USA and London, UK.

Sep 19, 2016

Brett Lauber joins the Private Credit team as a Director and will be based in Northleaf’s newly established Chicago office. In this role, he will participate in all aspects of Northleaf’s private credit investment activities, with a focus on North American transactions. Prior to joining Northleaf, Brett was a Senior Vice President and Team Leader at Fifth Street Asset Management, where he was responsible for screening, structuring, underwriting, documenting and managing middle market sponsor-backed transactions. Previously, Brett was a Vice President at GE Antares Capital within the Restructuring and Workout group. Brett received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Daniel Gardiner joins the Private Credit team as an Associate, based in London. In this role, he will participate in all aspects of Northleaf’s private credit investment activities, with a focus on UK and European transactions. Prior to joining Northleaf, Daniel worked at Citigroup for three years as an Associate in the Leveraged Finance team, where he was responsible for structuring the debt financing of complex transactions, including leveraged buyouts, corporate acquisitions and recapitalisations. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (first class with honours) from the University of York.

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