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Golub Capital Hires Originator for Non-Sponsored Deals; Opens Charlotte Office

August 07, 2015, 07:38 AM

Golub Capital announced Brian Davis has joined the firm as a managing director to develop a network of non-sponsored deals in its middle-market lending group. Davis will be responsible for originating and executing new investment opportunities from intermediaries, service providers and outbound calling efforts. He will be based in Golub Capital's new middle-market lending office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Davis joins Golub Capital from TPG, where he founded and was the president and managing director of Sourcing Advisors, a business that sourced new investment opportunities for TPG Growth, the U.S. alternative investment firm's mid-market growth equity platform. Prior to TPG Growth, he was managing director and head of business development at Sentinel Capital Partners, where he led deal sourcing and business development efforts. Before joining Sentinel Capital Partners, Davis was managing director and partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance, where he was responsible for creating and managing the firm's business development group.

While Golub Capital will maintain its core focus on PE-sponsored deals, the firm believes Davis' connections and experience should help the firm source more deals in the non-sponsored deal market.

"Golub Capital has over 20 years of experience successfully working with non-sponsored companies. The sources of consistent and quality non-sponsored deal flow are fragmented, leaving attractive potential borrowers under-served," said Andy Steuerman, head of middle-market lnding and late stage lending.

Steuerman added, "Brian brings a great deal of relevant experience and relationships to our team. We are happy to have him join us and to help leverage our presence in this market."

Golub Capital's award winning middle market lending team structures financing solutions with hold positions of up to $300 million. The team also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities and a proprietary suite of GOLD (one-loan debt) facilities, up to $500 million. Golub Capital has been a top 3 US Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through Q2 2015 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals).

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