LONDON – September 1, 2015 – Alcentra Group1, a $25.8bn asset management firm specialising in sub-investment grade corporate credit, today announced the recent hiring of four investment professionals reporting to David Forbes-Nixon, Chairman and CEO of Alcentra and Senior PM of the Special Situations business. The new additions grow Alcentra’s Special Situations team to a total of eight dedicated investment professionals, as the firm prepares to expand its stressed and distressed credit strategy.
Eric Larsson, formerly Managing Director at Mount Kellett Capital Management, has joined as Deputy Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst. He will work alongside Laurence Raven, Deputy PM and Senior Analyst in London and Olivier Tabouret, Senior Analyst in New York. Mr. Larsson previously spent 3 years at Deutsche Bank and 6 years at Morgan Stanley, and holds a postgraduate degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Amos Ouattara has joined as a Distressed Analyst, working alongside current Distressed Analyst, Vihren Jordanov. Prior to joining Alcentra, Mr. Ouattara held various positions at Mount Kellett Capital Management, KKR, and Goldman Sachs involving distressed analysis, sourcing and due diligence. He holds an Engineer Degree in Statistics from ENSEA, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and a Master of Science in Management from HEC School of Management.
David Wallace has joined from Linklaters LLP, where he executed mid-market and large cap LBOs, advised creditors, and co-ordinated committees on large European debt restructurings. Mr. Wallace will provide deal execution support to the broader investment team and participate in distressed debt investing. He earned a Bachelor degree in Law from University College London and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from College of Law.
Samuel O’Connor joined the firm as a Junior Analyst. Mr. O’Connor graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor in Engineering Sciences and from University of Oxford with a Master in Engineering Sciences.
Alcentra Group’s special situations team leads the firm’s event-driven, stressed and distressed strategies. The team has been active in distressed markets since 2007, with over $1 billion cumulatively invested across multiple asset classes through funds and separately managed accounts.