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January 24, 2024

Benefit Street Partners Closes $4.7 Billion Fifth Flagship Private Credit Fund

Benefit Street Partners Closes $4.7 Billion Fifth Flagship Private Credit Fund

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Benefit Street Partners L.L.C (“BSP”), today announced the final closing of its fifth flagship direct lending vehicle, BSP Debt Fund V, with $4.7 billion of investable capital across the strategy.

Consistent with prior vintages, the fund seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing primarily in privately originated, floating rate, senior secured loans. The fund will target private equity sponsored and non-sponsored middle market companies in North America. Investors include sovereign wealth funds, public and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, family offices, and other institutional investors.

“The close of BSP Debt Fund V reflects the strong demand for this asset class from both existing and new limited partners around the globe,” said David Manlowe, Chief Executive Officer of BSP. “The market opportunity and backdrop for U.S. direct lending is tremendous. We are grateful for the confidence our investors have shown in our team to deploy this portfolio. We look forward to providing companies with bespoke financing solutions in this latest vintage fund, while helping our investors seek to achieve their target returns.”

“The private credit asset class has been established as an integral part of the leveraged finance ecosystem and as an all-weather allocation for institutional investors’ portfolios,” said Blair Faulstich, Head of U.S. Private Debt at BSP. “Looking forward, we expect continued broad interest in the asset class as investors seek exposure to investment opportunities that offer highly attractive risk-adjusted returns. Many of the dynamics we observe in today’s market should drive robust deal flow over the near to medium term. Our significant underwriting experience, loan structuring expertise, and focus on deep due diligence provides us with a significant competitive advantage as we capitalize on the favorable environment for new credit investments.”

BSP’s U.S. private debt platform has deployed approximately $38 billion since inception in 2008.

About Benefit Street Partners

BSP is a leading credit-focused alternative asset manager with approximately $75 billion in assets under management.1 The combined BSP-Alcentra platform has over 400 employees, including 170 investment professionals, in multiple locations across the globe. BSP manages assets across a broad range of complementary credit strategies, including private/opportunistic debt, structured credit, high yield, special situations, long-short liquid credit and commercial real estate debt. BSP offers investors deep industry and structuring expertise, demonstrated credit discipline, access to sponsor and non-sponsor deal flow, and a 15+ year track record in the private credit markets. Based in New York, the BSP platform was established in 2008. BSP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton. For further information, please visit www.benefitstreetpartners.com

About Franklin Templeton

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 150 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the Company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives, and multi-asset solutions. With more than 1,300 investment professionals, and offices in major financial markets around the world, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.5 trillion as of December 31, 2023. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

Securities offered through Franklin Distributors, LLC.

1 AUM refers to the assets under management for all funds and separately managed accounts managed and administered by BSP or Alcentra. AUM amounts are approximations as of November 30, 2023, and are unaudited. Certain amounts are preliminary and remain subject to change.


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