Daily News: November 5, 2014

Keller Joins CVP to Bolster Middle Market Lending

Credit Value Partners announced Michael Keller, a seasoned investment professional with significant experience in middle market loan origination, underwriting and portfolio management, joined as a partner to focus on specialized loan origination and other direct lending opportunities, including asset-based, cash-flow and structured transactions.

Keller joins CVP as a partner and portfolio manager for direct lending and origination. Prior to joining CVP, Keller was the president of Shannon Capital Management and held senior positions at CapitalSource and Finova Group.

The addition of Keller coincides with CVP’s recent first-round capital raise for middle market lending opportunities. CVP is seeking to make loans of $5 million to $25 million to US middle market companies.

“We are very excited to have Mike join us as Partner of CVP” said Don Pollard, managing partner. “We’ve known and worked with Mike for many years. His deep experience and market presence will be essential to our strategy of building out a middle market lending platform at a very opportune time.”