Credit Businesses

CBAM Closes Its Fourth CLO of 2018 and Eighth since June 2017

10.10.18

CBAM today announced that it has closed a $504-million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”), with Morgan Stanley acting as lead arranger. CBAM 2018-8 brings CBAM’s total CLO issuance to $8.4 billion since the close of its first CLO in June 2017.

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Real Estate Businesses

Cain International Sells Stake in sbe Entertainment Group to AccorHotels

10.9.18

Cain International has closed on the sale of its stake in sbe Entertainment Group to AccorHotels providing a successful exit to its investors. Cain International first took a stake in sbe Entertainment Group in December 2016, providing capital to institutionalize and dramatically scale the business through acquisition, development and repositioning of over $1 billion in assets worldwide.

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Credit Businesses

Empowering Your People: Fate Leads by Listening and Learning

09.18.18

Monitor’s first annual MVP award winner, Stonebriar Commercial Finance President and CEO Dave Fate, talks about Stonebriar’s successes and shares five tips for aspiring MVPs.

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Real Estate Businesses

How The St. James Is Changing the Sports and Wellness Game

09.12.18

Kendrick Ashton and Craig Dixon discuss the opening of The St. James, a 450,000 square foot sports, wellness and active entertainment destination in the Washington DC metro area.

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Sports and Media Businesses

Valence Media Invests in Fulwell 73

09.7.18

Valence Media has finalized an investment in Fulwell 73, the prolific British independent production company run by partners Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Gabe Turner, Ben Turner and James Corden. Fulwell 73 produces the wildly popular shows Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic as well as the documentaries Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction 3D: This Is Us, among others. The Company also co-produces The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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Real Estate Businesses

Alagem Capital Group and Cain International Announce Partnership on Premiere West Coast Properties Waldorf Astoria and Beverly Hilton

08.21.18
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Credit Businesses

CBAM Closes Its Third CLO of 2018

07.12.18

CBAM’s third CLO of 2018 brings total new issuance to $2.8 billion for the year.

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Convenient Food Businesses

NPC International Appoints Jim Schwartz as Chairman and Troy Cook as Vice Chairman

06.26.18

NPC International, the fifth largest restaurant unit operator in the United States and largest domestic franchisee of both Pizza Hut and Wendy’s, today announced that after more than 23 years of leading the Company, Jim Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, and Troy Cook, Chief Financial Officer, will transition from their current executive roles to the new roles of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Company, respectively.

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Insurance and Insurance Tech Businesses

Security Benefit’s RateTrack® Annuity Wins Wink’s 2017 Excellence in Annuity Innovation Award

06.21.18

Independent market research firm Wink, Inc. has named Security Benefit Life Insurance Company’s RateTrack® Annuity as its 2017 award winner for Excellence in Annuity Innovation. In developing the Excellence in Annuity Innovation Award, its first-ever award program, Wink reviewed the 202 fixed and fixed index deferred annuities that launched in 2017, as well as the 105 that launched in 2016. Their aim was to identify non-variable deferred annuity products with unique identifying features.

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Credit/Real Estate Hybrid Businesses

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

06.20.18

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc., an internally managed real estate company that acquires, owns and manages primarily single-tenant properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to middle-market companies operating service-oriented or experience-based businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 32,500,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $14.00 per share.

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Credit Businesses

CBAM Closes its Second CLO of 2018 at $1 billion

06.15.18

CBAM’s sixth CLO brings total new issuance since August 2016 to $7.1 billion.

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Convenient Food Businesses

Inside the Quest to Build the World’s Next Biggest Franchises

05.31.18

Aurify Brands is helping food entrepreneurs scale their fledgling brands by providing them with everything from capital to operational support and mentorship.

Featured on: Entrepreneur.com
Credit Businesses

Stonebriar Closes its Fourth Equipment Securitization Transaction for $578 Million

05.30.18

Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the closing of SCFET 2018-1, a $578 million asset-backed securitization transaction. SCFET 2018-1 marks the fourth equipment securitization transaction that Stonebriar has closed in the last 24 months and its first to secure triple-A ratings.

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Real Estate Businesses

Cain International Secures £390 Million Development Loan for The Stage

04.17.18

Cain International, the diversified real estate investment company, has secured a £390 million development loan for The Stage, its £750 million mixed-use project in London’s Shoreditch.

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Insurance and Insurance Tech Businesses

Security Benefit Derivatives Team Awarded “Insurance Risk Management Team of the Year” by EQDerivatives, Inc.

03.21.18

Security Benefit has earned the EQDerivatives 2018 “Insurance Risk Management Team of the Year” award for its risk management program for its fixed indexed annuity products.

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Insurance and Insurance Tech Businesses

Kuvare Selects SE2 as Key Technology and Operations Partner

02.1.18

SE2 will enable KUVARE to increase its speed to market, improve its digital technology offerings, drive greater process discipline and standardization, and maintain high levels of customer service for its North American insurance clients.

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Sports and Media Businesses

Valence Media Launches to Create New Diversified Media Company

02.1.18

Deal merges industry leaders in premium television, film, live entertainment and digital media: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions and MRC

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Credit/Real Estate Hybrid Businesses

Elliott Bay Announces 2017 Activity

01.12.18

37 Properties Acquired and Three Independent Members Join Board of Directors

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Insurance and Insurance Tech Businesses

Security Benefit’s Financial Strength Rating Upgraded to A-

12.20.17

Balance sheet strength and strong performance cited in revised rating from A.M. Best

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Credit Businesses

CBAM Closes $1 Billion Collateralized Loan Obligation

12.6.17

CBAM announced today that is has closed a $1 billion collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”), led by Morgan Stanley. CBAM has now closed four CLOs totaling more than $5.1 billion, making it the largest U.S. issuer of new CLOs in 2017.

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Credit Businesses

Stonebriar Commercial Finance Closes Third Securitization

12.6.17

SCFET 2017-2, a $374 million asset-backed securitization transaction, marks the third securitization transaction that Stonebriar has closed in the last 18 months

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