Churchill Asset Management Receives Second Lender of the Year Award in 2019

Kevin Meyer also Honored as one of Americas Rising Dealmakers

New York, NY, October 25, 2019 – Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”) today announced that the firm has received two awards from the Global M&A Network:

  • Americas Lender of the Year for Mid-Markets which recognizes the firm’s notable transactions, expertise, track record, team leadership and client service.
  • Americas Rising Dealmakers honored Kevin Meyer, 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. Recipients are included in the Top 50 Rising Dealmakers list.

This is the second accolade Churchill received this year in recognition of its market leadership, having been named “USA Lender of the Year” by the Global M&A Network in July. Kevin Meyer also received a previous recognition as a recipient of the 2019 M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award.

“Receiving top honors across award categories is humbling and a testament to the dedication of our team and the best in class reliability and solutions-based financings we provide to meet the needs of our private equity sponsor clients,” said Ken Kencel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill.

Churchill achieved an annual investment record of more than $2.6 billion in 51 new transactions during 2018. The firm is on track for another strong year in 2019, having closed or committed to $3.5 billion in 58 new investments during the 12-month period ended September 30, 2019.

About Churchill Asset Management LLC

Based in New York, Churchill Asset Management LLC, a majority-owned affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA) is a leading provider of senior and unitranche debt financing for middle market companies, particularly those backed by top-tier private equity sponsors. Churchill has $6.8 billion of committed capital under management and has broad experience in all aspects of the middle market financing business, including origination, structuring, credit analysis, syndication, and deal monitoring and oversight. More information can be found at

About Global M&A Network

Global M&A Network is a diversified information media and events connecting company, exclusively serving the mergers, acquisitions, institutional and alternative investing, restructuring, and turnaround communities worldwide. Global M&A Network produces Growth + Deals Intelligence Forums as well as the world’s most prestigious “Atlas Awards”, including the independently governed M&A Atlas Awards regional programs, Women Leadership Atlas Awards and the Turnaround Atlas Awards. To engage and participate, visit


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