Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street’s 90+ investment professionals focus on five strategies: primary fund partnerships, secondary transactions, co-investments, direct growth equity company investments, and private credit deals. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has $51 billion in assets under management. Adams Street maintains a worldwide presence with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to thinking ahead and bringing original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.
We are one of a few top-tier international law firms with dedicated private credit capability across all the major US, European and Asia-Pacific markets. We are unmatched in being able to offer our clients expert support on all stages of the lending lifecycle and across the full spectrum of private credit products – including both middle-market and large-cap senior secured financings, revenue and pre-profit deals, first loss / second loss and other super senior structures, second lien / mezzanine, holdco financings, hybrid equity solutions, NAV and other fund financings, real estate, asset finance, special situations, distressed and quasi-distressed matters.
Our clients include performing and distressed credit funds, sovereign wealth funds, bank-affiliated direct lending teams, and a wide range of other alternative capital providers.
We have a strong track record in both the middle-market and large-cap spaces. The strength of our local practices gives us a comprehensive view of the activity and latest deal terms in the markets in which we operate, as well as the challenges our clients may encounter, that few firms can match. In addition, our private credit practice benefits from being able to call on the expertise of product and sector specialists from across our network, including our market-leading syndicated leveraged finance / high yield and restructuring practices and our private equity, fund formation, real estate, infrastructure, regulatory, healthcare and tech sector teams.
Dechert is a trusted advisor to some of the largest asset managers in the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) space, advising clients on their most complex strategies. Dechert is a true “buy-side” law firm focused on representing asset managers in the areas most relevant to their rapidly evolving business needs. We serve a diverse global client base including some of the most prolific CLO underwriters (major investment and commercial banks) and largest asset managers and equity investors.
We recognize many of our client’s needs are inextricably linked, requiring both legal and business insights to achieve results. Dechert’s global platform includes a multidisciplinary team with a broad array of expertise for asset managers and specialty finance companies pursuing credit platforms. As outside counsel, we deliver a complete range of services ranging from formation, operation and compliance of CLO platforms to securitization transactions and risk retention capital formation strategies.
Our top-ranked securitization, investment adviser and fund lawyers also have earned us a leading market position in the representation of issuers, placement agents, collateral managers and equity investors in CLO transactions, including middle-market balance sheet CLOs and broadly syndicated arbitrage CLOs in the United States and Europe.
Dechert is not only one of the most active law firms in the CLO market, but also one of the most distinguished, having received “best law firm” recognition from legal and industry publications including Global Capital, Creditflux, Chambers and Partners, and The Legal 500.
DLA Piper is one of the largest global law firms with lawyers located in more than 40 countries/90 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific including Japan positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.
We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.
Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, Fortune 500 and the Tokyo Stock Exchange listed enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning and Sustainable Fitch. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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With a global platform of approximately 3,500 lawyers in 19 cities across the United States, Europe and Asia, Kirkland & Ellis provides elite legal advice and a relentless commitment to client service. Kirkland is a market leader in each of its core practice areas, including private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. To learn more, please visit www.kirkland.com
DBRS Morningstar is a leading provider of independent rating services and opinions for corporate and sovereign entities, financial institutions, and structured finance instruments globally. Rating more than 4,000 issuers and 60,000 securities, we are the fourth-largest credit rating agency in the world.
DBRS Morningstar empowers investor success by bringing more transparency and a much-needed diversity of opinion in the credit rating industry. Our approach and size allow us to be nimble enough to respond to customers' needs in their local markets, but large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources they require. Market innovators choose to work with us because of our agility, tech-forward approach, and exceptional customer service.
DBRS Morningstar is the next generation of credit ratings.
Proskauer is a firm of 800+ lawyers serving clients from offices located in the leading financial and business centers in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Our Private Credit Group is made up of over 90 cross-disciplinary finance and restructuring lawyers exclusively dedicated to private credit investors and focused on representing credit funds, business development companies and other direct lending funds in the restructuring of “clubbed” and syndicated credits, preferred equity, special situations and alternative investments. Over the past five years, Proskauer has advised on 1,000+ deals for over 75 private credit clients across the United States and Europe with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $260 billion.
Computershare Corporate Trust is a market leader with decades of experience as a provider of trustee and sophisticated agency services for private and public companies, investment bankers, asset managers as well as governments and institutions. We offer a wide range of services that fulfill our clients’ unique and emerging needs in corporate and structured finance, debt issuance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Computershare Corporate Trust is an industry leader with USD$5.2 trillion of debt under administration, USD$380.2 billion in assets under administration and cross-border capabilities including USD$1.5 trillion in funds movements across 75+ currencies in foreign exchange and distributions.
With the acquisition of Wells Fargo CTS in November 2021, Computershare Corporate Trust is among the top providers in the US ranking #1 in CMBS, CRE CLO, RMBS and top 3 in ABS and Investment Grade Debt. Our team of more than 2000 employees continues our commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and value to our entire client base.
Western Alliance Trust Company, N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation, is a premier provider delivering corporate trust services and levered loan administration solutions to help customers achieve their asset management strategies. Clients benefit from the team’s deep expertise in levered loan facility administration and loan administration, state-of-the-art, proprietary digital platform and outstanding, personalized attention.
Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $46 billion of committed capital, we provide first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments, secondary solutions and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 150 professionals in New York, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.