Direct Lending Fund closes in excess of €2 billionMarch 24th 2014
Hayfin Capital Management LLP (“Hayfin”) is pleased to announce the final closing of the Hayfin Direct Lending Fund with total commitments in excess of €2.0 billion. As a result of a strong pace of deployment during the fundraising period, existing investors agreed to increase the original fund hard cap of €1.5 billion.
The Hayfin Direct Lending Fund will invest in senior secured loans to European middle market companies, focussing on directly originated opportunities where Hayfin provide alternative financing solutions or supply capital as part of a more traditional bank-driven process.
Tim Flynn, Chief Executive Officer at Hayfin, commented, “We are delighted with the success of this fundraising which solidifies our footprint as one of the leading direct lending platforms in Europe. We attribute this to the team’s specialist experience, our local sourcing model and the attractive risk-adjusted returns that we have offered to investors. We believe that our local presence enables us to build long term partnerships with banks and middle-market borrowers, as well as take an active role in supporting a company’s development.”
Credit Suisse Private Fund Group acted as exclusive advisor to Hayfin for its direct lending capital raise.