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POLARIS Investment Advisory offers access to Deerpath Capital differentiated US direct lending strategy

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Opalesque Industry Update - In collaboration with Luxembourg-based LIS as AIFM, POLARIS Investment Advisory AG, as placement agent for Europe, is offering institutional investors a Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF) advised by an affiliate of Deerpath Capital Management, LP.

The strategy, implemented successfully for many years by Deerpath Capital, is based on direct lending to private equity sponsored, lower middle market-sized companies in the US.

Avoiding loan defaults is at the heart of Deerpath's activities. This is underpinned by a highly focused, conservative investment strategy based almost exclusively on senior secured loans.

"Unlike many other providers who have only recently become active in direct lending, Deerpath Capital is an established lender with many years of experience. This experience will be of great importance in future", reiterated Rolf Dreiseidler, Managing Partner at POLARIS.

"Even in the current market environment, US direct lending presents an interesting investment alternative. When weighting this against European direct lending, investors should pay particular attention to analyses of risk factors and collateralisation. In the market segment targeted by Deerpath Capital, attractive yields can be achieved with the highest degree of security, even after taking FX hedging costs into account", added Claus Hilpold, Managing Partner at POLARIS.

"We are delighted to have found POLARIS Investment Advisory AG, a reliable and extremely well-connected partner for our European activities. In addition to the team dynamics, we also value their expertise, which has proven itself time and time again over the last two years of our collaboration", said James H. Kirby, Founder and President of Deerpath Capital.

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