Z Capital Group, a privately held global investment firm with private equity and credit businesses, appointed Shahid Khoja a director and member of Z Capital Credit Partners’ (ZCCP) investment team. Khoja is responsible for research and analysis on existing and prospective performing and distressed investments.

Prior to joining ZCG, Khoja spent seven years at Garrison Investment Group, a multi-strategy credit-oriented firm, where he most recently served as a director and senior credit analyst on the corporate credit investment team. At Garrison, Khoja was responsible for investing in credit opportunities across a range of sectors, including liquid and illiquid primary and secondary performing and stressed/distressed opportunities for the firm’s CLOs, credit opportunities fund and private credit funds.

Previously, Khoja served as an associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the corporate debt products group, where he was responsible for underwriting and executing senior secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, as well as managing a portfolio of credits.

“We anticipate significant opportunities in the months and years ahead to strategically deploy capital in both performing and distressed credits,” James J. Zenni, founder, president and CEO of Z Capital Group, said. “We are pleased to welcome Sha to ZCG. I am confident that with his more than a decade of credit investing experience, he is the right person to help us build out ZCCP’s investment team and capitalize on these opportunities.”

“I am pleased to join ZCG at an exciting time for the credit markets,” Khoja said. “ZCCP has an impressive track record in both CLO management and distressed investing, and I look forward to working closely with the team to execute on the firm’s differentiated investment strategies and deliver value to investors.”

Z Capital Group is a privately held, global investment firm with approximately $2.8 billion of assets under management across its private equity and credit businesses. ZCCP is the credit fund management platform of ZCG.