January 20, 2021 – New York, NY – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management (“Kennedy Lewis”), a leading opportunistic credit manager, today announced that it completed fundraising for Kennedy Lewis Capital Partners Master Fund II LP (“Fund II”) with $2.1 billion of capital commitments. Based on strong investor demand, Fund II attracted capital commitments far exceeding its initial $1 billion fundraising target. Kennedy Lewis’ first fund closed in November 2018 with over $500 million of committed capital. Fund II will be a continuation of the strategy employed by Kennedy Lewis’ previous fund, targeting event-driven and opportunistic financings across public, private, performing and…

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January 14, 2021 – New York, NY – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management (“Kennedy Lewis”), a leading opportunistic credit manager, and Arena Aviation Capital (“Arena”), a full-service aircraft investment management company, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to launch a $1.5 billion aircraft leasing platform. The platform, named KLA Aviation Finance (“KLA”), will seek to acquire modern technology commercial aircraft assets leased to airlines globally, with a primary focus initially on young and new narrow-body aircraft. Kennedy Lewis has committed to provide equity financing to capitalize KLA. Arena will source transactions for the platform on an exclusive basis…

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January 12, 2021 – New York, NY – KL Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: KLAQU) (the “Company”) today announced the completion of its initial public offering of 28,750,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, which includes 3,750,000 units issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $287,500,000. The Company’s units began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “KLAQU” on January 8, 2021. Each unit issued in the offering consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-third of one warrant, each…

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January 7, 2021 – New York, NY –  KL Acquisition Corp (the “Company”) today announced that it priced its initial public offering of 25,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) and will begin trading Friday, January 8, 2021, under the ticker symbol “KLAQU.” Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable…

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November 9, 2020 – The TCW Group, a global asset management firm, today announced that it has entered into a strategic investment agreement with Jefferies and Kennedy Lewis Investment Management to support new issuance of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) on the TCW platform. Under the strategic investment agreement, Jefferies and Kennedy Lewis will provide up to $160 million in equity to the TCW CLO platform. This agreement will provide equity for the issuance of multiple CLOs over approximately the next two years. Through this investment, Kennedy Lewis and Jefferies will gain access to and share in the growth of TCW’s loan…

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September 30, 2020 – New York, NY – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC (“Kennedy Lewis”), an opportunistic credit manager, has funded a $50 million committed secured corporate loan facility (the “Loan”) to Tricolor Auto (“Tricolor”), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and one of the nation’s largest used vehicle retailers focusing on the sale and financing of vehicles to underserved communities.  The Loan provides financing to Tricolor against its portfolio of auto receivables and highlights Kennedy Lewis’ expertise in structuring complex lending facilities to specialty finance companies. This infusion of funds will support Tricolor’s efforts to continue to scale its…

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July 29, 2020 – Azimut Group (“Azimut” or the “Group”), one of Europe’s largest independent asset managers, via its US subsidiary Azimut Alternative Capital Partners, LLC (“AACP”), entered into agreements to acquire a non-controlling, minority equity interest in Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC and certain affiliated entities (“Kennedy Lewis”), a leading opportunistic private credit investment management firm headquartered in New York City. AACP is part of Azimut which was established in 1989, is headquartered in Milan, Italy and has in excess of $65bn in total AUM. The parent company, Azimut Holding, was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in 2004…

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July 24, 2020 – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC (“Kennedy Lewis”), a leading opportunistic credit manager, has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). The PRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors who are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies. Partners Dik Blewitt and Rakesh Wilson serve as Kennedy Lewis’ Co-Heads of ESG.

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July 14, 2020 – New York, NY – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC (“Kennedy Lewis”), a leading opportunistic credit manager, has hired Rakesh Wilson as a Partner and Head of Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Special Situations. Mr. Wilson joins Kennedy Lewis from Apollo Global Management where he was a Senior Partner. While at Apollo, Mr. Wilson led many equity and debt investments in natural resources and infrastructure. Prior to joining Apollo in 2009, Mr. Wilson was with Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Division in the principal investing group. Mr. Wilson began his career at Goldman Sachs in equity research and then moved…

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May 22, 2020 – New York, NY – Kennedy Lewis Investment Management (“Kennedy Lewis”), an opportunistic credit manager, completed a significant commitment to Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. (“Rapid Micro”) in the form of a senior secured debt facility as part of the recent $120 million total debt and equity financing.  The proceeds of the financing will enable Rapid Micro to meet growing demand for its Growth Direct automated microbial detection platform and to support new product development for pandemic response. Rapid Micro, headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, is the leading provider of fully automated, high-throughput, rapid microbial detection technology for biopharmaceutical…

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