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THL Credit Names Lane and Hinton as Managing Directors

May 04, 2015, 07:54 AM

THL Credit Advisors announced today that Thomas E. Lane has joined the firm as a Managing Director where he will focus on leading the origination, structuring, underwriting and execution of investments in the Media & Information Services sector for THL Credit's direct lending business. Additionally, Brett W. Hinton joined the firm as a Director where he will focus on new business development across THL Credit's direct lending and tradable credit platforms. Lane and Hinton are both based in the Los Angeles office.

Lane has over 25 years of credit investment experience, most recently as Managing Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance where he focused on both asset-based and cash flow lending. Lane was a founding member of Wells Fargo's Technology Finance division and served as the division's National Underwriting Manager. Since the division's formation in 2007, Lane's group closed over 200 transactions with almost $4 billion in fundings. His role also included new business assessment, loan documentation and legal counsel management, and he served on the credit committee for over 10 years. Previously, Lane held positions in field audit, relationship management and as a credit manager working at IBM Credit Corporation, CIT, Heller First Capital and Fremont Financial Corporation.

"We are excited to add Tom to the direct lending team," said Christopher J. Flynn, THL Credit's co-chief executive officer. "His expertise in the technology sector, years of hands-on experience and thorough understanding of the credit markets will be very important as we continue to strengthen our industry specialization and West Coast presence."

Hinton joins THL Credit from the Fortress Group, an independent private placement agent where he spent the last six years. As a Director at the Fortress Group, Hinton's role included all aspects of distribution, origination and fund advisory. Hinton led coverage of and established strong relationships with investment managers, institutional investors, investment consultants and wealth advisors across various regions. Previously, Hinton was a Senior Acquisitions & Investment Analyst at InterContinental Hotels Group, an Analyst at Genesis Capital, LLC and an Analyst at UBS Financial Services.

"Brett is a great addition to our team," said Sam W. Tillinghast, THL Credit's co-chief executive officer. "His strong industry relationships and impressive fundraising track record will be instrumental in our efforts to grow our business platform."

THL Credit Advisors LLC is an alternative credit investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds.  THL Credit and its subsidiary maintain a variety of advisory and sub-advisory relationships across their investment platforms, including THL Credit, Inc., a publicly traded business development company, and THL Credit Senior Loan Fund, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company.

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