THL’s Hinton jumps to Carlyle private credit

  • Hinton joined Carlyle on Sept. 5
  • Hinton was a managing director of private client strategies at THL Credit
  • He also spent 6 years at Fortress Group

Brett Hinton has left THL Credit, the credit affiliate of Thomas H. Lee Partners, after more than two years.

Hinton joined Carlyle Group, spokesman Randall Whitestone said in an emailed response to questions. A spokesman for THL Credit confirmed Hinton had left the firm. 

Hinton started at Carlyle on Sept. 5 and is a managing director, Whitestone said. He will focus on fundraising, client relationships and product development. Hinton’s LinkedIn profile said he joined Carlyle as a private credit specialist. 

At THL, Hinton was a managing director of private client strategies, the LinkedIn profile said. He also spent six years at Fortress Group, where he was a director.

Formed in 2007, THL Credit had $10.3 billion in assets under management as of June 30. The firm provides both direct lending and tradeable credit. Earlier this week, THL Credit closed on a $613 million CLO. 

Action Item: Contact Brett Hinton at +1 310-575-1700

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