Churchill Asset Management Receives Americas Lender of the Year Award from the Global M&A Network for the Second Consecutive Year

Alona Gornick also Honored as one of Americas Rising Dealmakers

New York, NY, November 23, 2020 – Churchill Asset Management (“Churchill” or the “Firm”), an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that the Firm has received two awards from the Global M&A Network:

  • Americas Lender of the Year which recognizes the firm’s notable transactions, expertise, track record, team leadership and client service.
  • Americas Rising Dealmakers honored Alona Gornick, a principal on Churchill’s Origination team, and recognizes the achievements of young private equity and M&A professionals who have reached a significant level of success under the age of 40.

This is the second consecutive year that Churchill received a Lender of the Year award at the Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards and the Firm’s second accolade in 2020 in recognition of its market leadership, with Churchill Middle Market Senior Loan Fund having received the “Private Debt – Mid-Market Lending” Award at the 2020 AltCredit US Performance Awards. Alona Gornick also received a previous recognition in 2020 having been honored as a “Rising Star” by Private Debt Investor.

“We are thrilled to have received top honors across award categories from the Global M&A Network. Thank you to our incredible team for continuing to provide best-in-class reliability and solutions-based financings to meet the needs of our private equity sponsor clients, and a big congratulations to Alona on this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to your future successes and continued impact on the industry,” said Ken Kencel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill.

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 $24 billion of committed capital, we provide 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 80 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

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