CVC Credit Partners is pleased to announce that it has priced Apidos XXXIV, a collateralised loan obligation fund totalling $402.5 million. This is the second CLO fund CVC Credit has priced in the last month, following the pricing of Cordatus XVIII in late September. Together these funds total c.$850 million of new issuance and will increase CVC Credit's global CLO funds raised in 2020 to c.$1.6 billion. Pro forma for both funds CVC Credit's global CLO assets under management now stand at approximately $17 billion.
Arranged by Deutsche Bank, Apidos XXXIV is CVC Credit's second new-issue CLO to price in the US in 2020 and will increase US CLO AUM to approximately $10 billion. As with previous Apidos CLOs, the fund is primarily comprised of broadly syndicated First Lien Senior Secured Loans.
Cordatus XVIII is a €382.5 million European focused CLO, also arranged by Deutsche Bank. It is CVC Credit's second European CLO priced in 2020, following Cordatus XVII in June. European CLO AUM now stands at $7 billion.
Kevin O'Meara, Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at CVC Credit Partners, said: "To price two deals in the US during such a volatile year displays the disciplined and targeted approach of the platform. We are pleased with our asset ramp for Apidos XXXIV and the recent improving market conditions created a window to price our liabilities at an attractive financing rate."
Gretchen Bergstresser, Global Head of Performing Credit at CVC Credit Partners, commented: "This is our fourth new CLO issuance globally in 2020 - a good result, particularly for a year as challenging as 2020. Thanks to the cohesion of our US and European teams we were able to run broadly concurrent processes for Apidos XXXIV and Cordatus XVIII, enabling various operational synergies to boost the speed and efficiency of both pricings."