TCW to Acquire the Special Situations Funds Group From Regiment

TCW to Acquire the Special Situations Funds Group From Regiment
Capital Advisors 
Acquisition to Expand TCW's Alternative Investment Offerings 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --  The TCW Group, Inc.
(TCW), an international asset management firm, announced today that
it has agreed to acquire the Special Situations Funds group (SSF)
from Regiment Capital Advisors, L.P. (Regiment). The SSF business
will report to Jess Ravich, TCW Group Managing Director and Head of
Alternative Products. 
The transaction is expected to close by year-end. Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.  
"As a diversified asset manager, the acquisition of Regiment's direct
lending business and the team of talented investment professionals
who have managed the SSF business over the past 12 years is a
continuation of our strategy to expand and augment TCW's capabilities
and offerings in the alternatives area," said David Lippman,
President and CEO of TCW. "We look forward to working with our new
colleagues and their impressive roster of investors, and welcome all
of them to the TCW team." 
The SSF business has approximately $2.0 billion in assets and
commitments under management and is overseen by Rick Miller along
with six Boston- and New York-based veteran investment professionals,
all of whom will join TCW and continue to manage the funds. The
entire SSF investment team will transition to TCW with their core
investment operations and processes intact and will maintain their
presence in both Boston and New York. The initial Special Situations
Fund was launched in December 2000 and four subsequent funds have
been raised to date; the most recent, Regiment Capital Special
Situations Fund V, closed on July 1, 2011. 
"We are extremely pleased to be bringing in such a high-caliber team
of investment professionals who have an outstanding 12-year track
record of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns to their
investors," said Ravich. "Their strict investment discipline,
dedication to intensive research and rigorous adherence to risk
management make the addition of this strategy a perfect complement to
the top-notch line-up of investment offerings our clients have come
to expect from TCW." 
"We are very excited to join forces with TCW as a key component of
their growing alternati
ves platform and become part of an institution
that is known world-wide for its dedication to investment excellence
and client service," said Rick Miller, who will become a Group
Managing Director of Direct Lending at TCW upon the closing of the
transaction. "As part of TCW, we will be well-positioned to continue
delivering our middle market direct lending strategy to our existing
investors and, in the future, to TCW's global network of clients. We
look forward to this new chapter in our business." 
About Regiment Capital Advisors L.P.
 Regiment Capital Advisors is a
Boston-based investment manager formed in 1999. The firm focuses on
managing fixed income credit-related strategies, including high yield
hedge funds, private market direct lending funds, and structured
products. Regiment's investors include a broad range of leading U.S.
endowments, foundations, health care and financial institutions,
state and corporate pension plans, and family offices. Regiment's
partners and employees bring a wide range of expertise to its
investing and operating activities, and are committed to generating
attractive risk-adjusted investment returns. 
About TCW
 Founded in 1971, The TCW Group, Inc. develops and manages
a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that
strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. The firm has
approximately $135 billion in assets under management, including $47
billion in mutual funds under the MetWest and TCW Fund families. TCW
clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension
plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the
U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high
net worth individuals. For more information, please refer to 
Peter Viles 
Managing Director, Corporate Communications
The TCW Group, Inc. 
(213) 244-0509 
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