GE Antares Capital, a unit of GE Capital, said Tuesday that it has hired Richard Kinlough as a managing director in its Toronto office. Previously, Kinlough founded and led CIT Group Inc’s Canadian sponsor coverage team. GE Antares Capital is a middle-market lender to private equity-backed companies. Update: Kinlough was co-president of Canadian private equity firm CCFL Mezzanine Partners prior to that firm’s acquisition by CIT Canada in 2006.
TORONTO, ON — December 3, 2013 —GE Antares Capital, a unit of GE Capital, announced that Richard Kinlough has joined as managing director in Toronto, ON. Kinlough brings more than 20 years of financing experience to a team delivering comprehensive lending solutions to middle market, private equity-backed companies in Canada.
“We are thrilled to have Richard bring his industry experience and strong ties to the Canadian private equity community to our Canadian sponsor coverage team,” remarked David Brackett, senior managing director of GE Antares Capital. GE Antares Capital is a leading middle-market lender to private equity-backed companies, and is active across a wide range of industries.
“Richard is a welcome and highly valuable addition to the GE Capital team in Canada. For more than 25 years, GE Capital has been financing the growth of the Canadian middle market,” noted Katherine Lee, president & CEO of GE Capital, Canada. “We continue to see a promising future in this market, so it’s key that we have experienced people who can really understand the needs of each customer.”
Kinlough joins GE Antares after founding and leading CIT’s Canadian sponsor coverage team. Previously, Richard was co-president of CCFL Mezzanine Partners, where he invested $370MM of subordinated debt in 25 Canadian middle market companies. Prior to CCFL, Richard held leadership roles with American Express Bank, Macquarie Bank, NZI Securities Australia and Manufacturers Hanover. Richard received his bachelor of commerce degree from Loyola of Montreal (now Concordia University).
About GE Antares Capital
GE Antares is a unit of GE Capital. We are builders, not bankers. With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and San Francisco, GE Antares is a leading middle market lender, offering a “one-stop” source for GE’s lending and other services offered to middle market private equity sponsors. For more information, visit the GE Antares website at www.geantares.com.
About GE Capital
GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services. For more information, visit www.gecapital.com or follow company news via Twitter (https://twitter.com/GECapital). About GE Capital, Canada With 17 offices throughout Canada, GE Capital (www.gecapital.ca) offers a wide variety of financial products and services to address commercial financing needs in all phases of a business’ lifecycle. From equipment finance to working capital and growth financing to large asset-based and restructuring loans, we apply our wealth of industry expertise and develop custom solutions for our customers. Some of the industry sectors we specialize in are transportation, construction, forestry, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining and wholesale and retail, as well as restaurant and hotel franchises. GE (NYSE:GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ge.com.
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