The Carlyle Group said Wednesday that Dan Cohn-Sfetcu has joined the firm as Managing Director. He will originate and execute middle market credit investments for Carlyle GMS Finance Inc., a Business Development Company, as well as its affiliated investment vehicle, NF Investment Corp. Carlyle GMS is focused on lending to U.S. middle market companies. Cohn-Sfetcu was previously an MD with American Capital.
New York – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Dan Cohn-Sfetcu has joined the firm as Managing Director to originate and execute middle market credit investments for Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc., a Business Development Company, as well as its affiliated investment vehicle, NF Investment Corp. Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc. and NF Investment Corp. are primarily focused on lending to private U.S. middle market companies, many controlled by private equity firms. In aggregate, Carlyle’s middle market credit investment team advised approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management across five funds as of March 31, 2015.
Mr. Cohn-Sfetcu, 41, joins Carlyle from American Capital where he was a Managing Director. He began his duties this month and is based in New York.
Carlyle Managing Director and Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc.’s President Michael Hart said, “Dan’s deep investing experience, and relationships with private equity firms further enhance our direct origination efforts as we continue to grow the business. He brings significant experience in middle market credit with more than 20 years in the industry.”
At American Capital, Mr. Cohn-Sfetcu was responsible for coverage of middle market private equity firms, and executing credit investments throughout the capital structure. Prior to joining American Capital, he worked in private equity as well as investment banking. Mr. Cohn-Sfetcu earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Carlyle has actively grown its middle market lending business, which now has coverage of more than 200 private equity firms.
Carlyle’s Global Market Strategies platform had approximately $36 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015. The platform includes: mezzanine and energy mezzanine loans; high yield and structured credit; distressed equity and debt; and three hedge fund strategies (long/short credit, emerging market equities, macroeconomic and commodities). The GMS platform has more than 145 investment professionals in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, and London.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 130 funds and 156 fund of funds vehicles as of March 31, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,650 people in 40 offices across six continents.