In the second installment of a two-part series, Suzanne Konstance of Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions outlines some of the technological tools lenders can use to improve risk assessment and mitigation.
Inflation has been on the rise for years, but it really surged in 2021 and will continue in 2022, creating an operating environment not seen since the early 1980s. However, inflation can’t be an excuse for poor business performance, particularly when there are strategies to find a successful way forward.
Ares Management, a global alternative investment manager, closed its fifth commingled European direct lending fund, Ares Capital Europe V (ACE V), at €11 billion ($13.34 billion). According to Ares, this represents the largest European direct lending fund raised to date.
A subsidiary of Ares Management entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of BrightSphere Investment Group and Landmark Investment Holdings to acquire 100% of Landmark Partners. The transaction is valued at $1.08 billion.
Guggenheim Investments appointed Dina DiLorenzo and David Rone co-presidents of the company and managing partners of Guggenheim Partners. In addition, Anne Walsh was named a managing partner of Guggenheim Partners and Jerry Miller was appointed vice chairman of the Guggenheim Investments board.
Horizon Technology Finance Management entered into an agreement with Waterfall Asset Management to originate and manage a venture debt portfolio. Horizon will originate and manage an initial commitment of $100 million, with the potential to increase to $300 million over time.
Annaly Capital Management entered into a definitive agreement to sell its commercial real estate business to Slate Asset Management, a global investment and asset management firm focused on real estate. The transaction is valued at $2.33.