People and Firms

Lazard Brings on Restructuring Pro

Ken Ziman has joined the firm as managing director, effective March 1. Most recently, he was deputy practice leader of corporate restructurings at law firm Skadden, where he was also partner.

Kayne Anderson Hires for Credit Platform

James Hunt has been tapped to focus on corporate credit product development for the firm's middle market credit platform

Cantor Fitzgerald Makes Additions to Credit Team

Kevin Reynolds and Timothy Swift will be part of the origination team at the financial services firm.

Milbank Names New Partners with LevFin Focus

The promotions include Sarah Griffin, who advises banks and financial institutions on senior lending transactions, and Benjamin Miles who represents investment banks on securities and leveraged finance transactions.

Some Online Lenders Unprepared for Credit Downturn

In an interview, venture capitalist and online lending platforms investor Frank Rotman discusses why he believes the universe of online small-business lenders will begin thin as a handful of firms establish dominance.

Law Firm Brings on LevFin Partner

David Almroth has joined the U.S. leveraged finance practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as partner. He is based in New York.

“Qualified” CLO Bill Introduced in U.S. House

A bipartisan U.S. House resolution was introduced Friday by Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) that would create a “qualified” exemption to risk-retention standards for CLOs meeting prescribed standards for asset quality, minimum capital structures and other criteria.

Natixis Creates, Fills Origination Role

Ross Catlin has joined Natixis where he will be responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of leveraged financing and acquisition mandates from private equity clients.

Nomura Brings on LevFin Pros

Garrett Carpenter and Christina Park have both joined as managing directors in the Acquisition Leveraged Finance Group and will be based in New York.

DDJ Capital to Build Private Lending Platform

Michael Weissenburger has been hired by DDJ Capital Management to fill what it calls a void in the marketplace for middle market financing expertise.