Onex recruits additional executives for credit team

Onex Credit has named Clint Comeaux as head of high yield credit and Tom Higbie as portfolio manager for the opportunistic credit team.

Onex Credit has named Clint Comeaux as head of high yield credit and Tom Higbie as portfolio manager for the opportunistic credit team. Comeaux joins Onex from Muzinich & Co while Higbie previously worked at Solus Alternative Asset Management.

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TORONTO, July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: ONEX) and Onex Credit have appointed Clint Comeaux as Head of High Yield Credit and Tom Higbie as Portfolio Manager for the Opportunistic Credit team. Mr. Comeaux and Mr. Higbie’s appointments are the latest of several new hires that will build upon Onex Credit’s well-established core bank loan and CLO businesses. These newly created positions will report to Stuart Kovensky and Jason New, Co-CEOs of Onex Credit.

Mr. Comeaux will be responsible for leading the expansion of Onex Credit’s High Yield strategy. Onex Credit sees continued growth momentum in the High Yield strategy and compelling synergies with its other strategies including Opportunistic Credit, Loans and CLOs, as well as Investment Grade Credit at Gluskin Sheff. Mr. Kovensky said, “Clint has a successful investing track record and considerable experience in building and managing a high yield investing team that has demonstrated substantial growth in AUM over the last decade.”

Mr. Higbie will oversee investments for Onex’ Opportunistic Credit team, which the firm is continuing to grow to seize the current expanding market opportunities. Mr. New commented, “We are excited to bring Tom on board to build upon the momentum we have from several recent hires focused on distressed and opportunistic credit.”

Mr. Comeaux joins Onex from Muzinich & Co. where he was most recently Lead Portfolio Manager responsible for U.S. High Yield Strategies. Mr. Higbie comes to Onex from Solus Alternative Asset Management where he was a Managing Director focused on distressed and special situations and opportunistic corporate credit.

About Onex Credit
Established in 2007, Onex Credit has grown its assets under management from approximately $300 million to over $12 billion. With offices in New York, New Jersey and London, Onex Credit’s business is focused on non-investment grade credit markets including leveraged loan, CLO, direct lending, high yield and opportunistic investing strategies.