Crestline Investors appoints Semple as partner

Fort Worth, Texas-based Crestline Investors Inc, a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, has named Chris Semple a partner. Semple joined the firm in 2011 as a director and associate portfolio manager.


FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Crestline Investors, Inc., a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, has named Chris Semple a Partner of the firm. Semple, who joined Crestline in 2011 as Director and Associate Portfolio Manager, is a member of Crestline’s Opportunistic and Private Credit Strategies team.

“Chris has been instrumental in expanding these strategies, which have grown dramatically and now employ 17 people in the U.S. and five in Europe. We are delighted to have Chris as a member of the Partnership,” said Douglas Bratton, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Crestline.

Crestline’s Opportunistic and Credit Strategies group focuses on providing capital solutions to lower middle market and middle market companies, ranging from senior secured loans to junior capital in performing and distressed situations.

In total, investors have committed $5 billion to Crestline’s Credit and Opportunistic strategies.
“I am honored to have been named a partner of the firm,” said Semple. “Crestline has had a long-standing commitment to credit strategies and I’m excited to continue working to build our business and identify attractive investment opportunities on behalf of our clients.”

Semple joined Crestline from Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a Vice President in their Special Situations Group. Before that, he was with TQA Investors. Semple has a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Urgent Team Holdings, Inc., Carepayment Technologies, Inc. Clinipace Worldwide, Inc. and Leading Pharma, LLC.

About Crestline Investors, Inc.
Crestline Investors, Inc., founded in 1997 and based in Fort Worth, Texas, is an institutional alternative investment management firm. Crestline specializes in credit and opportunistic investments, including financing and restructuring solutions for mature private equity funds. In addition, the firm manages a multi-PM equity market-neutral hedge fund, and provides beta and hedging solutions for institutional clients. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the company maintains affiliate offices in New York City, Chicago, London, Toronto and Tokyo. For more information, please visit