Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Expands Middle Market Lending Capabilities

Names Ken Leonard, Al Ricchio and Andy Marek Managing Partners for its Senior Credit Fund

Sep 15, 2011, 07:00 ET from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. is pleased to announce the addition of its middle market senior credit team, Kayne Senior Credit Advisors.  The team will be led by middle market lending veterans Ken Leonard, Al Ricchio and Andy Marek, who were co-founders of Dymas Capital Management in 2002 (an affiliate of a major New York based investment firm), and former senior executives at GE Capital and Heller Financial. The new partnership with Kayne Anderson will focus on senior secured loans to middle market companies, and will employ a generalist industry focus. Dymas quickly became an industry leader and was named 2007 "Middle Market Lender of the Year" by Buyout's Magazine. 

The senior credit team will be based in Chicago and will work closely with Kayne's existing middle market mezzanine finance business, Kayne Anderson Mezzanine Partners.  As a result, Kayne Anderson will be able to provide complete debt capital solutions to its middle market clientele.  Kayne Anderson is a prominent alternative asset management firm with $13 billion in assets under management, focusing on niche investments in upstream energy, energy infrastructure, specialty real estate, credit and growth private equity.  For more information, please visit our website:  www.kaynecapital.com.

Contact: Paul Blank, 310-284-6410

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