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Credit Manager CIFC to Buy LBC as It Looks to Expand Into Direct Lending

  • Private credit has grow into a trillion-dollar market
  • Deal continues CIFC’s expansion into alternative credit areas

CIFC Asset Management LLC, one of the biggest managers of collateralized-loan obligations in the U.S., has agreed to buy LBC Credit Partners to expand into the burgeoning private credit market.

With the acquisition, CIFC will enter into the business of direct middle-market loans and gain $3 billion of assets under management, CIFC said in a statement. LBC will become a subsidiary of CIFC and retain its strategy and senior management.