Tennenbaum Capital Adds David Whitehouse and Keith Carter

David Whitehouse and Keith Carter have joined Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and will be based in the firm’s New York City offices. Whitehouse was named managing director. Carter was named a director. Whitehouse joins from Apollo Global Management. Carter joins from Plainfield Asset Management.

Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), a leading multi-strategy alternative investment firm focused primarily on credit opportunities, today announced that David Whitehouse and Keith Carter have joined the firm and will be based in TCP’s newly established office in New York City. As Managing Director, Whitehouse will work with the firm’s current and prospective investors, communicating and marketing its investment strategies. As Director, Carter will be responsible for helping to originate new investment opportunities from financial sponsors, intermediaries/advisors, other lenders, and directly from middle market companies.

“We are delighted to welcome David and Keith to the firm during an exciting growth phase for TCP,” said Rajneesh Vig, Managing Partner, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and President, TCP Capital Corp. “They bring a wealth of experience in fund marketing and alternative asset management that will complement TCP’s already strong investor relations and investment teams. We’re looking forward to their contributions to the continued success of our firm, especially as we launch our first geographic expansion outside of our Los Angeles based headquarters.”

Whitehouse has approximately 20 years of experience in fund marketing. He most recently served as a managing director with the fundraising and investor relations team at Apollo Global Management in New York. Earlier, he was a partner and head of North American investor relations for Apax Partners. Prior to joining Apax, he held positions with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Whitehouse earned an MS in Business Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Carter has significant experience in investment management, most recently as a managing director with Plainfield Asset Management based in Stamford, CT. Previously, he was vice president of Briscoe Capital Management LLC, a firm that merged with Plainfield in 2006. Carter has also held positions at Heartland Industrial Partners and in the Leveraged Finance Group of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from St. Lawrence University.

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Tennenbaum Capital Partners(TM) (“TCP”) is a Los Angeles based, multi-strategy alternative investment management firm focused primarily on middle-market credit opportunities. TCP manages a publicly-traded business development company, TCP Capital Corp. TCPC +0.33% , as well as other funds and accounts. The firm’s investment professionals use their extensive expertise in industry, legal, operational and financial disciplines to successfully execute TCP’s investment strategies. Since its founding, TCP has invested more than $10 billion in over 200 companies.