Direct Lending

Financing Solutions for Companies and Sponsors

Guggenheim’s Corporate Credit team provides companies with access to capital that can help sustain and grow their businesses. We have an established track record as a direct lender and are a leading investor in the bank loan and high yield bond markets. In 2015 alone, we invested $7.1 billion in bank loans and an additional $5.1 billion in high yield bonds and bridge loans. With new regulation reshaping the banking landscape, smaller companies are facing a volatile lending market. Guggenheim’s $65+ billion corporate credit platform provides us with the resources and relationships with management teams, financial sponsors and capital markets professionals to actively drive deal solutions in the new banking environment.

For more information about our direct lending capabilities please contact us.

Debt financing solutions from $30 to $500 million across the yield spectrum

In 2015, Guggenheim led or anchored over 55 transactions, primarily in the middle market, investing over $4.6 billion across 1st lien, 2nd lien and unitranche structures.  A sampling of recent direct and anchor transactions is listed below.

Date Company Guggenheim
December 2015 Commercial Window
$90,000,000 Bespoke private first lien term loan, that sits aside a high yield bond, to support an acquisition
October 2015 Dental Services Provider $125,000,000 Anchor order to support the Sponsor’s LBO of a national dental services provider

October 2015

Large Scale Renewable
and Clean-Energy
$212,500,000 Anchor order to support a refinancing of the Company’s project-level debt and other existing debt
December 2015 Higher Education
Software Provider
$130,000,000 Anchor order for a first and second lien add-on facility to support an acquisition by the Company
November 2015

Polyethylene Film

$160,000,000 Sole underwriter of a direct add-on to an existing syndicated deal to support the company’s acquisition
December 2015 Manufacturer and
Supplier of  Aerospace
£47,000,000 Sole lender of a unitranche facility to support the Sponsor’s LBO of the UK based company


Guggenheim’s Direct Lending Capabilities:
Broad Expertise Across Lien Type, Industry, and Deal Size

Based on % of invested capital through 09.30.2015
2 Based on Guggenheim investment in recent deals (last 4 years through 09.30.2015)





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Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $198 billion1 in assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors.

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