Churchill Asset Management Named “USA Lender of the Year” for the Second Consecutive Year by the Global M&A Network

Principal Carol Loundon also Honored as one of Top Women Dealmakers of the Year 

New York, March 6, 2020 – Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”), an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that the firm has been named “USA Lender of the Year” for the second consecutive year at the Global M&A Network’s USA M&A Atlas Awards held in Washington DC. Award recipients were judged independently by a point-indexed scoring system based on notable transactions, expertise, track record, leadership and client service.

Additionally, Carol Loundon, a principal on Churchill’s senior lending investment team, was honored as one of the Top Women Dealmakers of the year, in recognition of her investing expertise, track record, and standing among clients, colleagues and peers in the industry.

“We are excited to kick off 2020 with another accolade from the Global M&A Network, highlighting our industry leading private credit capabilities,” noted Ken Kencel, President & Chief Executive Officer of Churchill, adding, “We are also thrilled to recognize Carol and her many contributions to our firm and the industry. A highly respected deal team leader and mentor to many at Churchill, Carol has an excellent track record of structuring and monitoring investments throughout various market cycles and across a wide range of industries. Congratulations to Carol on this well-deserved award!”

About Churchill Asset Management LLC

Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $22 billion of committed capital under management, our solutions include first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund investments. 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 60 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

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