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Creating Opportunities in the Non-Sponsored Finance Market

Date: Aug 14, 2022 @ 05:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Insights

Kevin Griffin, CEO and CIO of MGG Investment Group, provides his unique and forthright assessment of the non-sponsored lending environment. According to Griffin, many middle-market borrowers are facing an inflection point related to inflationary pressures impacting their ability to raise top line revenue in order to insulate against rising input costs. Griffin also addresses the impact of rising leverage for lenders as well as what may lie ahead for lenders providing covenant-lite loans. As Griffin states, lessons will be learned over the coming years, and all should be paying close attention.

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Kevin F. Griffin
CEO & CIO | MGG Investment Group
Kevin Griffin founded MGG Investment Group and is the Managing Partner, CEO, and CIO of the firm. In this capacity, Mr. Griffin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm, including the investment process from origination through portfolio monitoring as well as the strategic vision for the firm. Mr. Griffin has experience in every industry and has been investing across the capital structure for multiple decades and through several financial cycles at all times with a focus on premium risk adjusted returns. Post investment, he remains active on numerous boards of directors, currently including KL Discovery, (NYSE: KLDI), XL Fleet (NYSE: XL), Tastes on the Fly, and Gencanna Acquisition Corp. Prior to launching MGG, Mr. Griffin was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies (now HPS Partners), where he was a senior member of the Specialty Lending Platform and a Member of the Highbridge Credit Committee. In addition, Mr. Griffin was part of Fortress Investment Group in charge of originating and underwriting investment opportunities for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. His experience also includes the Head of Private Investing for Octavian Funds, American Capital (one of the first publicly traded BDC’s), and at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin’s Investment Banking Division. The M&A Advisor in May 2015 named Mr. Griffin a winner of its 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award. The Hedge Fund Journal, in association with Ernst & Young, in December 2016 named Mr. Griffin one of 50 “Tomorrow’s Titans.” Mr. Griffin earned his BSBA in Finance from Georgetown University.
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