Churchill Asset Management Successfully Closes $300 Million CLO Fund

New York, May 2, 2018 — Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”), a leading provider of senior and unitranche debt financing to middle market companies, closed a $300 million leveraged loan fund, Churchill Middle Market CLO IV Ltd. (the “Fund”). The seven-year Fund is comprised of: a $200 million AA DBRS-rated senior revolving credit facility; $55 million of “A”-, “BBB”- and “BB”-rated mezzanine notes; and, $45 million of un-rated Subordinated notes. Natixis Securities Americas LLC (“Natixis”) serves as the Fund’s Administrative Agent and Arranger of the transaction.

“We are delighted with the successful closing of this Fund and of continuing Churchill’s long-standing relationship with Natixis, which a decade ago was the lead arranger for our $1.25 billion award-winning[i] CLO,” said David Heilbrunn, Churchill’s Head of Product Development & Capital Raising.

The closing of the Fund grows Churchill’s total committed capital under management to over $4.4 billion. This follows a record year of capital raising and investment activity for Churchill in 2017 in which it raised significant new capital and committed to 51 new investments tallying $1.9 billion.

“The breadth and depth of our relationships with private equity sponsors, combined with our experienced senior investment team and affiliation with Nuveen, makes us a partner-of-choice to provide senior debt financing for middle-market companies,” said Ken Kencel, President and CEO of Churchill. “As investors increasingly look to private credit for income and diversification, we are well-positioned to continue providing flexible and reliable financing solutions that meet the needs of middle-market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.”

Churchill is part of the Nuveen Private Markets platform that oversees more than $60 billion of investments on behalf of TIAA and other institutional investors. The firm is led by a senior investment team that has worked together for over a decade and has deep experience in middle market lending, averaging over 25 years of experience. To date, the Churchill team has collectively invested over $6.5 billion in middle market senior loans across more than 500 transactions.

About Churchill Asset Management

Based in New York, Churchill Asset Management LLC is a leading provider of senior and unitranche debt financing for middle market companies, particularly those backed by top-tier private equity sponsors. The company has broad experience in all aspects of the middle market financing business, including structuring, credit analysis, syndication, and deal monitoring and oversight. More information can be found at

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Nuveen, the asset manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has $970 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit

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[i] Churchill Financial Cayman Limited, a $1.25 billion CLO which Churchill closed in 2007, was awarded Middle Market CLO of the year by CreditFlux in 2015.


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