A leading capital provider for private equity-owned, middle market companies

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Churchill

Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $31 billion of committed capital, we provide first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine financing, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our differentiated origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago.

Insights

The search for yield has always been a focal point of the fixed income investor, but today’s investors must look far and wide to find it. U.S. 10-year Treasuries have not seen the top side of 4.0% since the end of the global financial crisis and are currently priced to yield less than 2.0%. While the Federal Reserve has indicated that it may begin tapering its quantitative easing program later this year, it is our expectation that long-term U.S. Treasury yields will remain low by historical standards.

In this article, we consider the characteristics of private subordinated capital – commonly referred to as junior capital – which could help investors in their search for yield…

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Our advantages

  • Consistent and reliable partner to our private equity firm clients

  • Capability to invest at all levels of the capital structure

  • Unique origination model drives sourcing of proprietary investment opportunities from established relationships in the private equity community

  • Through the significant capital commitment of our parent company TIAA, we invest materially alongside our investors, ensuring strong alignment with their interests

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Churchill Asset Management
Location
430 Park Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone
(212) 478-9200
Email
info@churchillam.com

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The material is for informational purposes only and should not be regarded as a recommendation or an offer to buy or sell any product or service to which this information may relate. Certain products and services may not be available to all entities or persons. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Please note investments in middle market loans are subject to various risk factors, including credit risk, liquidity risk and interest rate risk. Churchill Asset Management LLC is a majority-owned subsidiary and member of the TIAA group of companies.