CHICAGO, IL USA July 20, 2020 – Pricoa Private Capital provided US$4.7 billion of senior debt and junior capital to middle-market companies and projects globally in the first half of 2020, including US$3.4 billion from March to June, during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Pricoa Private Capital is a leading source of private debt for public and private companies and is the private capital arm of PGIM, the US$1.3 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
“Throughout the global pandemic and resulting market volatility, we have continued to be a reliable financial partner for our portfolio companies,” said Allen Weaver, senior managing director and head of Pricoa Private Capital. “In times of stress, the steady, patient commitment our team brings in supporting the needs of our partners—both investors and borrowers—is more important than ever.”
First Half 2020 Highlights:
- US$4.2 billion of investment grade investments; $351 million of below investment grade investments; $193 million of mezzanine and private equity investments.
- 29 new issuers across a range of industries added to the portfolio and 59 existing borrower companies returned for further funding.
- US$3.3 billion in Global Corporate Finance investments, across North America, the UK, Europe, Latin America and Australasia.
- US$1.4 billion invested in real assets sectors, including energy, global infrastructure, lease and commercial asset financing.
Added Weaver, “We are cautiously optimistic regarding the future of our core middle market borrowers. We remain committed to supporting them as economies across the globe slowly re-open. We have been impressed with how our portfolio companies have handled the challenges of the pandemic and believe our investors will be well served by the quality of their management teams.”
Pricoa Private Capital manages a US$90.6 billion portfolio of private placements and mezzanine investments through its regional office network (Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Frankfurt, Germany; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City1; Milan; Minneapolis; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Paris; San Francisco and Sydney2) and purchases up to $13 billion annually in predominantly senior debt and junior capital. Pricoa Private Capital also manages nearly US$20 billion in outside non-affiliated assets through its Institutional Asset Management unit and Alternative Investments unit, comprised of Direct Lending, PGIM Capital Partners and PGIM Energy Partners mezzanine funds. All data as of 31 March 2020.