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5 December 2016

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 to be shortlisted for CLO of the Year. Closed in June 2016, Aurium CLO II was Spire’s second European CLO, and was upsized to €360 million following strong investor demand across the capital structure.  At the time of issue, the AAA coupon was the low print for the year.

Spire has also been shortlisted for CLO Manager of the Year following the strong performance of its two CLOs, and the opening of a warehouse for Aurium CLO III.  In the last twelve months Spire’s track record has been recognised by the industry, having been awarded GlobalCapital’s European CLO of the Year in April 2016 and Creditflux’s Best New European CLO in May 2016 for Aurium CLO I.

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 is a combination of editorial shortlisting and industry voting for the final winners.  Market participants can vote online through the following link until 5 January 2017:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PDI-awards-16

The winners are due to be announced in early 2017.