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

Anne Philpott also Honored as one of Top USA Women Dealmakers of the Year

New York, May 27, 2021 – Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill” or the “Firm”), an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, has been named “USA Lender of the Year” for the third consecutive year by the Global M&A Network’s USA M&A Atlas Awards. The award comes on the heels of Churchill’s record capital raising and investment activity in 2020, with the Firm garnering over $6.4 billion of new committed capital and closing and/or committing more than $6 billion in new investments.

Anne Philpott, a principal on Churchill’s Private Equity and Junior Capital (“PEJC”) team, was also honored as one of the Top Women Dealmakers of the year, in recognition of her leadership skills, market knowledge and continuous commitment to outstanding client service that have been instrumental in the growth of Churchill’s PEJC platform.

“We have proven ourselves as an industry leader through various market cycles in large part due to our conservative approach, our tenacious employee base and our long-established and strong relationships with LPs and middle market sponsors,” said Ken Kencel, President & Chief Executive Officer of Churchill. “A big congratulations to Churchill’s best-in-class team on this well-earned honor, and in particular, Anne for her many achievements.”

Jason Strife, Churchill’s Head of Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions added, “Known as a strong leader and mentor to many at Churchill, Anne has made countless contributions to our Firm and the industry, and we look forward to her future successes.”

Award recipients were judged independently by a point-indexed scoring method and were announced in virtual award ceremonies held on May 25th and 26th, 2021.

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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 private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $30 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 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

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