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MUFG Kicks-off Direct Lending Group


In order to support the portfolio firm LBO and recapitalization transactions of the bank’s private equity sponsor clients, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Business (MUFG) has formed a Direct Lending group.

Matt Maley, who joined MUFG in 2018 to manage sponsor coverage, will serve as the team’s leader. Maley will answer to Jon Lindenberg, Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) in the Americas, in his new position as Head of Direct Lending.

“We started a direct lending initiative in 2019 when our sponsor clients approached us to finance their middle market LBOs outside of the broadly syndicated institutional market,” said Maley. “Having completed more than 50 direct loan transactions to date, this offering has become an important tool in our toolbox, helping us grow our U.S. sponsor business to $300 million in revenue.”

“Setting up a dedicated group to target the direct lending market with an end-to-end solution will enable us to meet the needs of our clients and take advantage of MUFG’s $3 trillion balance sheet, one of the largest in the world,” Lindenberg said.

By utilising the extensive MUFG platform and set of capabilities, MUFG tackles the direct lending market as a solutions provider to private equity sponsor clients and their portfolio firms.

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