CVC Credit Partners today announced that Chris Fowler has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Private Debt team, led by Tom Newberry, Partner.

Chris will be based in London and will report to Neale Broadhead, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. In this new role, he will be responsible for investments in CVC Credit's European mid-market lending strategies.

Chris joins CVC Credit Partners from GE Capital, where he was a managing director in the mid-market leveraged finance origination team. During his 10 years at GE Capital, Chris arranged over 50 financings across Europe and the US, including senior, mezzanine, unitranche and high-yield facilities. Chris began his career with Morgan Stanley, working in both the Investment Banking division and the firm's corporate VC fund, Morgan Stanley Strategic Ventures.

Commenting on Chris' appointment, Neale Broadhead said: "I am delighted that Chris has joined us at such an exciting time as we continue to exploit the expanding mid-market opportunity set across Europe. His extensive experience in the leveraged finance world will provide us with valuable relationships and expertise further boosting our growing mid-market platform."