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Spire Partners Closes Its Sixth European CLO

LONDON, 3 July 2020 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) announced the successful closing of its sixth European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO VI, today.  The €217.0 million CLO, was arranged by BofA Securities (“BofA”), and the notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (Euronext Dublin).  The collateral manager is Spire Management Limited. Aurium CLO… read more

Spire Partners Awarded CLO Manager of the Year by Alt Credit Intelligence

LONDON, 7 November 2019 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) won the inaugural CLO Manager of the Year award at the Alt Credit Fund Intelligence European Performance Awards dinner held yesterday evening. In addition, the Spire Partners Credit Master Fund ICAV was highly commended in the Multi-strategy credit fund category. The Alt Credit European Awards aim to… read more

Spire Partners Builds Out Structured Credit Investment Capabilities

LONDON, 3 September 2019 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) announced today that Daniel Bates has joined the firm as a Junior Portfolio Manager, focused on structured credit investing. Daniel was previously a Junior Portfolio Manager at Wyetree Asset Management, and will broaden Spire’s capabilities as it continues to grow its product offering to investors. Last year… read more

Spire Partners Wins Three Awards Including Creditflux Manager of the Year

LONDON, 9 May 2019 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) won three separate awards at the recent Creditflux Manager 2019 Awards Dinner. The firm won the prestigious overall Creditflux Manager of the Year, European CLO Manager of the Year, and for the second year in succession, Best European CLO for the performance of Aurium CLO II. More… read more

Spire Partners Closes Its Fifth European CLO

LONDON, 4 April 2019 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) announced the successful closing of its fifth European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO V, today. The €447.8 million CLO, was arranged by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (“BAML”), and the notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (Euronext Dublin). The collateral manager is Spire Management… read more

Spire Partners Hires Sumeet Sikka as Senior Credit Analyst

LONDON, 3 September 2018 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) announced today that Sumeet Sikka has joined the firm as a Senior Credit Analyst. Sumeet joins from Lloyds Bank, where he was a Director in the Leveraged Finance team. He brings more than 13 years’ experience to the Spire credit team, having previously worked at ING and… read more

Spire Partners Closes Its Fourth European CLO

LONDON, 26 April 2018 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) announced the successful closing of its fourth European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO IV, today.  The €407.6 million CLO, was arranged by Citi, and the notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.  The collateral manager is Spire Management Limited. Aurium CLO IV Designated Activity Company… read more

Spire Partners Awarded European CLO Manager of the Year by Private Debt Investor

LONDON, 1 March 2018 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) has been voted CLO Manager of the Year, Europe in the recently published Private Debt Investor (“PDI”) 2017 Awards. The PDI Awards aim to recognise the contributions of various industry participants to the development of private debt as an asset class. The judging process was a… read more

Spire Partners Hires John McAuliffe as Senior Credit Analyst

LONDON, 15 January 2018 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced today that John McAuliffe has joined the firm as a Senior Credit Analyst. John joins from Tikehau Investment Management, where he was a Credit Analyst. He brings more than 15 years’ experience to the Spire credit team, having previously worked at Lyxor, H.I.G…. read more

Spire Partners Nominated For Two Awards By Private Debt Investor

LONDON, 11 December 2017 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in two categories for the upcoming Private Debt Investor (“PDI”) 2017 Awards; European CLO Manager of the Year and Global CLO Manager of the Year. Spire has been shortlisted for the awards following the strong performance of… read more

Spire Partners Continues To Build Experienced Credit Team

LONDON, 18 October 2017 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced today that it is has made two additions to its credit team, with Ian Richardson and Antoine Pinton joining the firm. Ian brings more than 34 years of banking and CLO experience. He was most recently a Director in CIC’s leveraged finance… read more

Spire Partners Wins Two Creditflux Manager Awards 2017

LONDON, 15 May 2017 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) has won Best Boutique CLO Manager at the recent Creditflux Manager 2017 Awards Dinner. In addition, Aurium CLO II DAC (“Aurium CLO II”), managed by Spire, won Best New European CLO. Aurium CLO II was one of four CLOs to be shortlisted for Creditflux’s Best New European… read more

Spire Partners Closes its Third European CLO

LONDON, 12 May 2017 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced the successful closing of its third European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO III, today. The €387.4 million CLO, was arranged by Barclays, and the notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Aurium CLO III Designated Activity Company predominantly invests in… read more

Spire Partners Win GlobalCapital’s 2016 European CLO Manager of the Year and CLO of the Year Awards

LONDON, 6 April 2017 – Spire Partners (“Spire”) has been voted European CLO Manager of the Year by GlobalCapital.  In addition, Aurium CLO II Designated Activity Company (“Aurium CLO II”), managed by Spire, has been voted European CLO of the Year. Commenting on the awards, Phil Bennett-Britton, Partner and Portfolio Manager, said “We are truly… read more

Spire Partners Awarded European CLO Manager of the Year and Global CLO of the Year by Private Debt Investor

LONDON, 1 March 2017 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) has won two Private Debt Investor (“PDI”) 2016 Awards. Spire was voted CLO Manager of the Year, Europe, and Aurium CLO II DAC (“Aurium CLO II”), managed by Spire was voted Global CLO of the Year. The PDI Awards aim to recognise the contributions of various… read more

Spire Partners Nominated For Two Awards By Private Debt Investor

LONDON, 5 December 2016 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in two categories for the upcoming Private Debt Investor (“PDI”) 2016 Awards; CLO of the Year and CLO Manager of the Year. Aurium CLO II DAC (“Aurium CLO II”), managed by Spire, is one of four CLOs… read more

Spire Partners Closes Its Second European CLO

LONDON, 23 June 2016 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced the successful closing of its second European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO II, yesterday. The €359.7 million CLO, was arranged by Credit Suisse, and the notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Aurium CLO II Designated Activity Company predominantly invests in… read more

Spire Partners Wins Best New European CLO At The Creditflux Manager Awards 2016

10 May 2016 – Aurium CLO I Limited (“Aurium CLO I”), managed by Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) has won Best New European CLO at the recent Creditflux Manager 2016 Awards Dinner. Creditflux is a leading publisher of credit trading and investment industry news. It publishes daily intelligence and owns comprehensive databases of CLOs and credit… read more

Spire Partners Wins GlobalCapital’s European CLO Of The Year 2015

5 April 2016 – Aurium CLO I Limited (“Aurium CLO I”), managed by Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”) has been voted European CLO Deal of the Year by GlobalCapital.  GlobalCapital is a leading news, opinion and data service for people and institutions using and working in the international capital markets. Commenting on the award, Phil Bennett-Britton,… read more

Spire Partners Closes Its First European CLO

LONDON, 27 March 2015 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced the successful closing of its first European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”), Aurium CLO I, yesterday. The €308.8 million CLO, was arranged by Deutsche Bank, and the notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Aurium CLO I Limited predominantly invests in senior secured,… read more

Spire Partners Makes Further Additions To Experienced Credit Team

LONDON, 14 January 2015 – Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) announced today that it is making two additions to its credit team, with Saqib Deen and Henrik Hölcke joining the firm as Senior Credit Analysts. Saqib was most recently with CarVal Investors having spent 10 years at J.P. Morgan as a credit analyst… read more

Spire Partners executes disposal of HSLE portfolio

HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited (“HSLE” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”), the Company’s investment manager, has entered into a binding agreement to sell the remaining four loans in the portfolio at a small premium to the prevailing book value of those loans. This disposal is in accordance with… read more

Rob Reynolds to join Spire Partners as Chief Investment Officer

Spire Partners LLP (“Spire” or the “Company”) today announced that Robert (Rob) Reynolds will be joining the Company as Chief Investment Officer and Partner. Rob joins Spire from 3i Debt Management, where he spent three years, most recently as Head of its Credit Opportunities Fund, and Portfolio Manager of a number of their CLOs. During… read more

Spire Partners appointed Investment Manager of HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited

HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited (“HSLE” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”), an independent asset management firm focused on European noninvestment grade credit, as its investment manager in place of HarbourVest Senior Loan Advisers L.P (“HarbourVest”). Spire has been acting as sub investment adviser since 28 February 2014 and will… read more

Spire Partners appointed as Sub Investment Adviser

HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited (“HSLE” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Spire Partners LLP (“Spire”), an independent asset management firm focused on European non-investment grade credit, as sub investment adviser to the Company’s investment manager, HarbourVest Senior Loan Advisers L.P. (“HarbourVest”). Spire has been appointed with immediate effect and it is envisaged that… read more