Churchill Asset Management Named 2021 “Private Markets Manager of the Year” at the LAPF Investment Awards

New York, April 4, 2022 – Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, was named the 2021 “Private Markets Manager of the Year” at the Local Authority Pension Funds (LAPF) Investment Awards.

The LAPF Investments Awards celebrate outstanding achievements of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), one of the largest pension schemes in the U.K., as well as the best advisers in the U.K. public sector arena. Winners were honored at a black-tie gala on March 29, 2022 in London.

“We are thrilled to accept this prestigious award in recognition of our leading middle market private capital platform, which offers a wide array of investment solutions across the capital structure to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” said Ken Kencel, Churchill’s President & CEO. “This accolade is a true testament to our differentiated approach, long-lasting partnerships and the strong results we deliver for our investors. We are very grateful for their continued confidence and support.”

Churchill is one of the largest and most active private capital providers to the U.S. middle market, offering customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. With $37 billion of committed capital, the Firm provides senior lending and junior capital, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments.

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About Churchill Asset Management LLC

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 over $37 billion of committed capital, Churchill provides first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, 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 unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

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