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Private Debt and Equity

Northwestern Mutual Capital invests for its clients in junior capital in leveraged buyouts alongside leading private equity firms in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are experienced equity and mezzanine investors with over 40 years of experience investing for clients in these markets. Over the past ten years, we have invested over $7.5 billion in mezzanine, preferred and common equity securities alongside more than 90 equity sponsors. As of June 30, 2016, Northwestern Mutual's mezzanine and equity co-invest portfolio had a market value of $3.8 billion (excluding our private equity fund investments).

As a committed investor in the private mezzanine and equity markets, we will seek to invest approximately $750 million annually, with a minimum investment of at least $5 million and the ability to commit up to $100 million in any single transaction. Our team of professionals is focused on providing:

Our experienced team of professionals can quickly assess the merits of a transaction, provide timely feedback and make substantial capital commitments when appropriate. We welcome the opportunity to work with new equity sponsors and continue our existing long-term relationships with others. For additional information or to discuss an investment opportunity, please contact us.