Hayfin raises €2.2bn for special opportunities strategy

July 04th 2017

Hayfin Capital Management LLP (“Hayfin” or “the firm”), a leading European credit platform, today announces the successful completion of the latest fundraising process for its special opportunities strategy, attracting total commitments of €2.2bn.

Hayfin attracted commitments from a wide range of new and existing institutional investors across the globe, comprising public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and endowments.

Through its special opportunities strategy, Hayfin invests in illiquid, undervalued hard assets and corporate debt structures across a range of sectors and asset profiles such as rescue financings and debt restructurings.

Tim Flynn, CEO of Hayfin Capital Management, commented: “This successful capital raising for our special opportunities strategy is indicative of our team’s proven ability to cherry-pick the most compelling deal opportunities across a range of situations and geographies. Hayfin’s deep sector expertise, local reach and scale have been instrumental in building our strong track record of sourcing and managing a diverse portfolio of illiquid credit investments across Europe and generating strong risk adjusted returns for our investors throughout the cycle.”

The completion of Hayfin’s latest fundraising for its special opportunities strategy follows the firm’s successful €3.6bn capital-raise for its European direct lending strategy earlier in 2017. Through its direct lending strategy Hayfin extends loans at the senior-secured level of the capital structure to performing European middle-market companies.

Credit Suisse Private Fund Group acted as exclusive advisor to Hayfin for its special opportunities capital raise.