GSO Capital Partners LP

GSO Capital Partners LP

GSO Capital Partners LP

Overview
Date Founded

2007

Headquarters

345 Park Avenue 31st Floor New York NY United States 10154

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

277

Industries

Hedge Funds
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

GSO Capital Partners provides investment advice with respect to investments in first lien loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine securities, public and private equity, and derivatives. The firm seeks to capitalize on both long- and short-term inefficiencies in the market by investing across a spectrum of products, often employing a bottom-up analysis, utilizing market technical and fundamental analyses to select investments. There may be occasions when a strategy may be weighted to deep value or be more opportunistic and seek short term gains. GSO's investment strategies include: Senior Direct Lending, Mezzanine, Capital Solutions, Event Driven, and Energy.The firm's Senior Direct Lending Strategy seeks to source and provide privately originated investments that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with strong downside protection, while generating current income through primarily stable, performing credit investments. The strategy focuses on investments that are senior in the capital structure and with a majority of investments secured by floating rate instruments.The firm's Event Driven Strategy seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in an array of securities within the corporate credit market. GSO may invest in both public and private non-investment grade and non-rated securities, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, common and preferred equity securities, and credit derivatives. The firm offers exposure to this strategy in a hedged, liquid and less concentrated form, or in an un-hedged and more concentrated form, often with less liquidity and greater potential risk.GSO's Mezzanine Strategy makes privately negotiated investments in the leveraged finance marketplace with an emphasis on providing junior capital to companies in connection with LBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings.The firm's Capital Solutions Strategy seeks to provide privately negotiated capital solutions to companies in need of liquidity or capital structure transformation due to, among other things, pending covenant violations, debt maturities, cyclical downturns in their businesses or other funding requirements.GSO's Energy Strategy is designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and investing in transactions in the energy sector and various energy sub-sectors across the capital structure, primarily in debt and preferred equity.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Senior Managing Director & President

President

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Head of Portfolio Management

Global Head of Customized Credit Strategies

Senior Managing Director & Head of Investor Relations & Business Development

Board of Directors

Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Co-Founder at GSO Capital Partners LP

Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP

Senior Managing Director & President at GSO Capital Partners LP

Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP

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Recent Transactions
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GSO Capital Partners LP, The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Advanz Pharma Corp.

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Vivo Capital LLC, ZQ Capital Ltd., Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. /Private Group purchase Surgical Specialties Corporation

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SQBG, Inc. purchases Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on SQBG, Inc. purchases Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

Lender

Advised on FS Investments, Altamont Capital Management LLC, Hybrid Promotions LLC purchase Fox Head, Inc.

Lender

Advised on Insight Equity, Material Sciences Corp. purchase Material Sciences from Privet Fund LP

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onZMC, GSO Capital Partners LP, S.A.C. Private Capital Group LLC, Bain Capital Credit, 72 Mobile Holdings LLC purchase Airvana LP

Investment Advisor

Advised onMerrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Ripplewood Investments LLC, Rothschild Groupe, GoldenTree Asset Management LP, GSO Capital Partners LP, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. /Private Group, Magnetar Capital LLC, Magnetar Capital Partners LP purchase

Legal Advisor

Advised onXLN Telecom Ltd. /Private Group (2) purchases XLN Telecom Ltd. from ECI Partners LLP

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Blackstone Group, Inc. purchases GSO Capital Partners LP

Head of Technology, Media & Telecom Mergers & Acquisitions

Advised onMerrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Ripplewood Investments LLC, Rothschild Groupe, GoldenTree Asset Management LP, GSO Capital Partners LP, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. /Private Group, Magnetar Capital LLC, Magnetar Capital Partners LP purchase

Attorney

Advised onZMC, GSO Capital Partners LP, S.A.C. Private Capital Group LLC, Bain Capital Credit, 72 Mobile Holdings LLC purchase Airvana LP

Advisors & Consultants
Custodian

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Investment Management, Investment Services, and Other. The Investment Management segment provides services to institutional and retail investors, as well as investment management, wealth and estate planning. The Investment Services segment includes institutional trust and custody fees, broker-dealer services, corporate trust, depositary receipts, and foreign exchange. The Other segment consists of leasing portfolio, corporate treasury, derivatives, and insurance services. The company was founded by Alexander Hamilton on June 9, 1784 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. The firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Custodian

Deutsche Bank AG engages in the provision of corporate banking and investment services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB); Private & Commercial Bank (PCB); and Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM). The CIB segment refers to the corporate finance and global transaction banking businesses. The PCB segment consists of the Postbank; Private & Commercial Clients Germany; Private & Commercial Clients International; and Wealth Management business units. The Deutsche AM offers investment management services. The company was founded by Adelbert Delbrueck on March 10, 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Senior Advisor

Co-Founder at GSO Capital Partners LP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Clients

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. is to "foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the University of Massachusetts" as stated in the original 1950 Articles of Organization. The Foundation is a Massachusetts Chapter 180 private, not-for-profit corporation which is exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Serving the five campuses of the University, the Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors. Foundation Objectives To provide a depository for charitable contributions which will benefit the University and which segregates these private funds from public funds; To manage and allocate the assets of the Foundation in a prudent manner through policies which foster stability and growth of its resources; To be available for University use as a vehicle to allow for flexibility, efficiency and economy in financing projects and research; To foster a long-term perspective on the needs of the University; To promote private support of public higher education; and To support University development efforts

Investments
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Univar, Inc. is a chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of specialty services. It operates thought the following businesses: Chemistry Distribution, Industries, Products, and Innovative Services. The Chemistry Distribution business is a global chemical and ingredient distributor, and value-added service provider. The Industries business serves a diverse set of end markets and regions around the world in a number of focus industries, such as personal care, food ingredients, energy, and pharma ingredients. The Products business provides a vast portfolio of over 4,500 chemical products to customers in a diverse range of industries. The Innovative Services business includes ChemCare, ChemPoint, Fort Storage, Global Supply Chain & Export Services, Magnablend, and Mini-Bulk. The company was founded by George van Waters and Nat Rogers on August 8, 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL.

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Aurora Diagnostics Holdings LLC provides pathology and diagnostics services. It offers Dermatopathology services, Hematopathology services, and Moleculary diagnostic services. The company is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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Goodman Global Group, Inc. manufactures and markets HVAC and related products. The firm's activities include engineering, manufacturing, assembling, marketing and distributing an extensive line of HVAC and related products. Its products are marketed under the Goodman, Amana and Quietflex brand names. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Investors
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MLGP's objective is to generate long-term capital gains, with a primary focus on control-oriented investments in equity, equity-related and similar securities with equity-like returns. Investments typically range in size from $250 million to $750 million, with the flexibility to commit to larger or smaller investments.MLGP makes investments globally, with a primary emphasis on the world's largest economies, including the US, Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America and Australia, taking a multi-sector approach to identifying attractive investment opportunities. They target investments in high quality, established companies that are recognized brands with industry or regional leadership, defensible market positions, strong cash flow characteristics and seasoned management. They combine comprehensive regional and industry-based in-depth analyses with global approval and management processes.Their approach combines an intensive, bottom-up evaluation process including gaining a detailed understanding of a potential portfolio company's value drivers, management capabilities, cost structure, cash flow characteristics, market position and competitive advantages with a top-down analysis of the attractiveness, growth potential and underlying economics of the industry, competitive environment and exit alternatives.When making an investment, MLGPE takes a control-oriented approach and seeks to structure transactions to ensure the ability to influence critical decisions for a portfolio company, particularly as it relates to specific value-added initiatives. A key element of their transaction negotiation with partners and management centers on contractual rights and board representation that facilitate input into key decisions such as management changes, expansion plans, acquisitions, budgets, debt and equity financings and new initiatives.MLGP implements value creation initiatives such as organic growth alternatives, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives, business rationalization and operational improvements and capital structure improvements in partnership with portfolio company management. They are actively involved in significant portfolio company decisions, including those relating to potential acquisitions, expansion plans, debt and equity financings, changes in senior management and new business initiatives.

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