Hayfin makes public and private credit investments across the liquidity spectrum through its Direct Lending, Special Opportunities and High-Yield Credit strategies.

The firm accesses a diverse range of asset profiles and sub-sectors, including through its sector-specialist teams focused on shipping, healthcare, and real estate.

Hayfin manages strategy-specific commingled funds and tailored separate and managed accounts which combine product exposures.

Direct Lending

Hayfin originates, structures and invests in performing loans to European middle-market companies. We focus on companies with strong market positions, proven management teams and robust financial histories.

Our focus is on providing senior-secured loans that exhibit strong returns relative to their risk of loss. Most of our activity in this strategy is self-originated (i.e. sourced and structured by Hayfin), but we also purchase attractively priced loans in the secondary market, particularly during times of market disruption.


Special Opportunities

Hayfin invests in special opportunities across an array of asset classes and market niches. We focus on providing capital in situations in which credit may be scarce.

These situations may include corporate stress or distress, where we provide rescue facilities or restructuring capital, or investing in out-of-favour industries and purchasing non-performing or underperforming loans from European banks. We tend to look for situations in which our downside is protected by hard asset value or visible cashflow.


Tactical Solutions

Hayfin employs a flexible mandate to source and make opportunistic investments with credit-like risk profiles at enhanced returns, through a credit-oriented strategy that offers additional optional equity exposure.

Sitting between Hayfin’s two flagship private credit strategies in terms of risk-return profile, Tactical Solutions targets the gaps in the supply of capital for which the well-defined and traditional categories of direct lending and special situations do not cater.

Hayfin believes such opportunities offer buyer-friendly supply-demand investment dynamics, thereby producing attractive, asymmetric risk/return profiles less correlated to the economic cycle.


High-Yield Credit

Our European and US teams maintain extensive track records in their respective markets. We adopt a total-return approach to investing in high-yield bonds and syndicated loans through long-only and CLO formats, combining our teams' experience, in both the European and US markets, with the overall credit expertise of the firm.

We focus on creating portfolios that are total-return orientated and differentiated to the benchmark credit indices.


Private Equity Solutions

Our specialist team partners with sponsors in a structure-agnostic way in order to acquire equity exposure to the best European mid-market companies. Alongside our principal focus on equity co-investments and providing liquidity to existing assets through GP-led secondary solutions, we have the ability to invest in best-in-class third-party funds.