– USA, MA – THL Credit, Inc. (Nasdaq:TCRD), today announced the appointment of James Kern to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Kern joins THL Credit’s board of directors with decades of experience in the asset management industry with a focus in specialty finance. Mr. Kern currently serves as Managing Partner of Majestic Ventures 1 LLC, a consulting and investment partnership focused on early stage growth companies. From 2010 to mid-2014, Mr. Kern was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities, serving as Head of Global Finance FIG and Specialty Finance Investment Banking for the Americas. He previously served as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Securities within the FIG practice focused on Asset Management and Specialty Finance clients. From 1994-2008, Mr. Kern was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns where he held several positions including Head of Strategic Finance-FIG, Head of Corporate Derivatives and was a founding member of the firm’s Structured Equity Products group. Mr. Kern has a B.S. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
“We are pleased to add Jim to our Board of Directors,” said Sam W. Tillinghast, THL Credit’s co-chief executive officer. “His specialty finance expertise and years of experience in the financial services industry will bring new perspectives and insights to both our Board of Directors and THL Credit as we continue to grow in the years ahead.”
ABOUT THL CREDIT
THL Credit, Inc. is an externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940. THL Credit’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, primarily through investments in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of middle market companies.
THL Credit is headquartered in Boston, with additional investment teams in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. THL Credit is a direct lender that invests in first lien and second lien secured loans, including through unitranche investments, as well as subordinated debt, which may include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock or other similar securities. In certain instances, THL Credit will also make direct equity investments and may also selectively invest in the residual interests, or equity, of collateralized loan obligations. THL Credit targets investments in middle market companies with annual revenues of between $25 million and $500 million that require capital for growth and acquisitions. THL Credit’s investment activities are managed by THL Credit Advisors LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
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