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Middle Market Direct Lending Investment Strategies

NewStar manages a series of private credit funds that co-invest in middle market loans originated through our direct lending platform. By leveraging our middle market direct lending franchise and related balance sheet lending activities, NewStar provides institutional investors with proprietary access to an attractive segment of the U.S. private loan market that few managers can offer. Investors also value the natural alignment of interests with us as manager that these co-investment strategies offer, as we systematically invest in loans held by the funds we manage. With access to a large balance sheet, we also have the flexibility to “pre-seed” investment portfolios which can reduce negative J-curve effects and we can provide “risk retention” capital to support investment strategies that employ leverage achieved through securitization. 

Investment Products

  • Co-mingled funds
  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs)
  • Funds-of-one
  • Separately-managed accounts (SMAs)


  • Levered (1.0 – 6.0x)
  • On-shore
  • Structured
  • Un-levered
  • Offshore
  • Limited investment discretion







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