In December 2017, First Eagle Investment Management acquired NewStar Financial, bringing together NewStar's proven direct lending platform and credit investment capabilities with First Eagle's established asset management business.
Direct lender. Alternative asset manager. At NewStar, we combine these two strategically complementary businesses into one firm with more than $7.2 billion of assets under management and a long-term track record of financing acquisitions for private equity firms.
As a direct lender focused on the middle market, NewStar helps these sophisticated clients achieve their investment objectives in the fast-paced world of M&A. Since our founding in 2004, we have worked with more than 250 different private equity firms on more than 650 deals totaling over $13 billion of financing commitments.
Explore NewStar’s direct lending activities to see how we focus on meeting the complex financing needs of companies and private investors in the middle market.Middle Market Direct Lending
For institutional investors, NewStar provides a valuable combination of proprietary access to an attractive segment of the U.S. private loan market and the benefit of a proven credit platform.
Our strength and investment management capabilities also come, in part, from a strategy of aligning with world-class partners. In 2014, NewStar entered into a strategic relationship with Blackstone’s GSO Capital to help accelerate growth in our direct lending and asset management activities. The scope of that relationship included a long-term investment in the company, as well as direct investment in managed funds and co-lending activities that have broadened the firm’s product capabilities and increased its lending capacity. Consistent with that strategy, NewStar acquired FOC Partners, a boutique credit-oriented investment manager with more than $2 billion of assets under management in 2015, significantly increasing the firm’s total managed assets and investment management capabilities.
As an alternative asset manager, NewStar leverages its direct lending and credit management capabilities to offer a range of investment strategies focused on middle market loans and liquid, tradeable credit. We manage approximately $5 billion of assets across private credit funds that co-invest in middle market loans originated through our direct lending platform and CLOs that invest primarily in broadly syndicated loans, as well as other sponsored funds and managed accounts that invest across various asset classes, including broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds.
Learn more about NewStar’s asset management capabilities offering access to investment strategies focused on middle market private debt source through our proprietary lending platform, as well as liquid, tradeable credit.Asset Management