Neuberger Berman Private Credit Business Grows to $2.3 Billion as $750 Million Private Debt Fund II Closes
Alexander Samuelson, 212 476 5392, Alexander.Samuelson@NB.com
New York, October 20, 2016 — Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is pleased to announce NB Private Debt Fund II LP (the “Fund”) closed on $750 million of limited partner commitments. The Fund seeks to invest in the junior debt of private equity-backed companies, including unitranche loans, second lien loans, and mezzanine debt securities.
Including the Fund, Neuberger Berman manages approximately $2.3 billion of committed capital focused on investing in the credits of private-equity backed companies in both the primary issuance market and through secondary purchases. The average investment size across the business is between $50 million and $100 million. Learn more about the team here.
The Fund’s global investor base is comprised of more than 25 institutions, including public and private pensions, insurance companies, and foundations from North America, Europe, and Japan. The Fund targets investments in North American companies with EBITDA of $25 million to $250 million, and at final close, was 28% invested in 15 companies.
Susan Kasser and David Lyon co-manage the Private Credit business at Neuberger Berman. Ms. Kasser said, “We all are grateful for the ongoing support of our investors and see growing opportunities in private debt. We believe our team has the experience and depth of expertise to continue to perform for clients.”
About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions and advisors worldwide. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman’s team is approximately 2,000 professionals and the company was named by Pensions & Investments as a Best Place to Work in Money Management for three consecutive years. Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking. It manages $255 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2016. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.