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  • Date Announced
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  • Sound Harbor Partners
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Credit
  • December 1, 2016
  • $1.1 Billion

Seller Details

Sound Harbor is an alternative investment firm that provides private credit to US companies.  Sound Harbor manages assets in the SHP Capital Solutions Funds, the SHP Loan Funds and separately managed accounts.  Sound Harbor invests in secured loans, senior debt, subordinated debt and equity securities.

Buyer Details

Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 25 offices worldwide, AllianzGI provides global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. As of 30 September 2016 AllianzGI has more than EUR 481 billion in AUM for individuals, families and institutions worldwide and employs over 500 investment professionals.

Transaction Summary

AllianzGI, a leading active investment manager has agreed to acquire Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager.  Sound Harbor Partners will become part of the AllianzGI global investment platform and AllianzGI's clients will have access to US private credit investment funds managed by a highly respected team with a robust investment approach and track record.  This agreement reinforces AllianzGI's capability in Alternatives and will accelerate the global building out of its Private Debt Platform.  
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