An Experienced and Reliable Financing Partner for Middle Market Companies

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Churchill Asset Management

A leading provider of senior and unitranche debt financing to middle market companies, primarily those owned by private equity investment firms. We currently manage over $4.4 billion in committed capital and are part of Nuveen, the asset management division of TIAA and one the the largest global asset managers across multiple asset classes.

Experience and Focus

Churchill Asset Management is led by a highly experienced investment team, having agented over $13 billion of senior credit facilities and funded over $6.5 billion in loans to over 500 middle market companies with more than 150 private equity sponsors. We focus exclusively on financing middle market companies and understand the unique needs of these businesses.

Long-term Investment Philosophy

A strong and patient financing partner, we take a long-term approach to investing — providing a reliable and consistent approach to our clients. As part of Nuveen, a leading investment management firm with over $900 billion in assets, we have the staying power to create value for sponsors and portfolio companies through the investment cycle.

Strong Sponsor

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Majority owned affiliate of Nuveen, and its exclusive provider of middle market senior debt financing

Stable Investment Team

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Senior management and investment team averaging over 25 years of middle market lending experience

Reliable Financing Solutions
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Invested over $6.5 billion in middle market senior loans in over 500 transactions since 2006

Alignment of Interests and Principles

Current committed capital under management of over $4.4 billion on behalf of Nuveen and other institutional investors

Extensive Relationships

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A preferred partner for private equity sponsors, providing capital to over 500 companies owned by over 150 private equity sponsors

In the News

LevFin Insights – LFI Mid-Market Weekly Insights 1/5/18

NEW YORK, January 5, 2018 – The middle market finished 2017 on a high note (See LFI Mid-Market Quarterly Insights 4Q17: Sponsored volume finishes strong, lenders expect a repeat in 2018). Competition and doc deterioration are top concerns for 2018, and will push some investors deeper into the lower middle market…

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FundFire – Private Debt Wave Rolls On Even as Doubts Mount

NEW YORK, January 3, 2018 – And as the direct lending market matures, established managers that have grown in size may get an edge in future fundraising, says Ken Kencel, president and CEO at TIAA’s Churchill Asset Management.

“The window for newer managers to raise money is going to continue to narrow,” Kencel says. “Consultants will increasingly allocate to managers with scale.”…

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