Churchill Serves as Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent in Support of Sentinel’s Partnership with Midwest Eye Consultants

New York, NY, October 5, 2021 – Churchill Asset Management (“Churchill”) today announced that it served as Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent in support of Sentinel Capital Partners’ (“Sentinel”) partnership with Midwest Eye Consultants (the “Company”).

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wabash, IN, Midwest Eye Consultants provides management services to one of the largest networks of integrated eye care services in Indiana and northwest Ohio. Midwest Eye has grown to become a 54 location, vertically integrated eye care network, offering affiliated optometry and ophthalmology practices with a full spectrum of eye care, including primary care, surgical services, LASIK, and prescription eyewear. Additional information can be found at

“Midwest Eye Consultants is a community-focused and care minded market leader with size and scale, an experienced management team and strong, diversified revenue streams,” said Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Senior Lending at Churchill. “We look forward to supporting the Company’s partnership with Sentinel as it continues on its path of steady growth while giving back to the community.”

The financing of Midwest Eye marks the seventh transaction which Churchill’s senior lending team has completed in support of Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York, New York-based firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies.

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 $32 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 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

About Sentinel Capital Partners

Sentinel specializes in buying and building midmarket businesses in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. Sentinel targets aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, distribution, food and restaurants, franchising, healthcare, and industrial businesses. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, going-private transactions, and structured equity investments of established businesses with EBITDA of up to $80 million. Sentinel also invests in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings and operational turnarounds. For more information about Sentinel, visit

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Churchill Asset Management is a registered investment advisor and majority-owned, indirect subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Certain Nuveen products are advised by Nuveen Alternatives Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA, and distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC.


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