MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TriLinc Global, LLC (“TriLinc”) announced today the approval of CLSA Capital Partners’ Lending Ark Strategy (“Lending Ark”) as a new term loan investment partner for business expansion and socioeconomic development in Southeast Asia. “We are very excited about our partnership with Lending Ark for broadening our existing term loan investment capabilities throughout Asia,” commented Gloria Nelund, CEO and founder of TriLinc Global, LLC. “International trade has the potential to deliver important short, medium, and long-term economic development benefits for small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) and the communities in which they operate, and Lending Ark’s in-country networks, market knowledge, and institutional quality approach to portfolio management aligns with TriLinc’s goal to continue delivering risk-adjusted returns to our investors while creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.”
Gregory Park, Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners and Head of Lending Ark Strategy said: “Lending Ark is honored to collaborate with TriLinc to create impactful, capital access solutions to the highest quality issuers servicing the fast-growing ASEAN region of over 700 million consumers and small businesses. With the stable, secured current income strategy, as well as regional asset-backed lending & asset management expertise CLSA Capital Partners’ Lending Ark Strategy offers, we align perfectly with TriLinc’s developmental mission.”
About TriLinc Global, LLC
TriLinc Global (www.trilincglobal.com)
TriLinc Global is an impact investing fund sponsor with a mission to link market-rate returns, positive impact, and scalable solutions. Through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries, TriLinc has invested over $1 billion in private debt transactions globally and seeks to demonstrate the power of the capital markets in helping solve some of the world’s pressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges. TriLinc Global’s funds provide growth-stage loans and trade finance to established SMEs in select developing economies where access to affordable capital is limited. Borrower companies must demonstrate the ability to pay market rates, pass TriLinc Global’s environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) screens, and commit to tracking and reporting on self-identified impact metrics.
TriLinc Global complements its global macroeconomic portfolio organization and management with investment services from experienced investment partners that have established track records in target asset classes and geographies, and access to a high-quality investment pipeline.
About CLSA Capital Partners (www.clsacapital.com)
CLSA Capital Partners is the alternative asset management business of CLSA, one of Asia’s leading capital markets and investment groups. Established in 1995, CLSA Capital Partners manages a diversified range of strategies including private equity, real estate, credit and transportation-and-real asset. From eight offices across Asia-Pacific including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo, the firm’s experienced investment teams aim to generate attractive returns for clients while ensuring sustained value creation for portfolio companies.
About Lending Ark
CLSA Capital Partners’ Lending Ark Strategy invests in high quality, secured private debt opportunities across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Lending Ark invests in privately negotiated, three to five year maturity, secured private debt financing, senior/mezzanine tranches of asset-based securities and bank collateralized obligations.
Lending Ark’s strategy is to generate steady current income while capturing the opportunity that arises from the imbalance between the growing credit demand for credit issuers serving the Asian middle class and the shrinking supply of credit available from banks due to capital constraints. This market dislocation of capital creates a credit vacuum that allows the Lending Ark team to originate, structure and invest in privately negotiated secured debt instruments across select jurisdictions and asset classes.
This information is for general purposes only and does not represent a recommendation or offer of any particular security, strategy, or investment. Amount invested represents current amount financed in term loans, trade finance, and short-term notes since 2013. There is no guarantee that TriLinc’s investment strategy will be successful or will avoid losses. Investment in a pooled investment vehicle involves significant risk including but not limited to: units are restricted; no secondary markets; limitation on liquidity; transfer and redemption of units’ distribution made may not come from income and if so will reduce the returns; are not guaranteed and are subject to board discretion. TriLinc Global is dependent upon its advisors and investment partners to select investments and conduct operations. TriLinc Global is not suitable for all investors. TriLinc Global, LLC (“TLG”) is a holding company and an impact fund sponsor founded in 2008. TriLinc Advisors, LLC (“TLA”) and TriLinc Global Advisors, LLC (“TLGA”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of TLG. TLA and TLGA are SEC registered investment advisors. Securities offered through Common Good Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Registration and memberships do not indicate a certain level of skill, training, or endorsement by the SEC, FINRA, or SIPC.
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