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Private Placements

Northwestern Mutual Capital has averaged $4.3 billion of investments in privately-placed bonds on behalf of its clients in each of the last four years, providing capital to companies based in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. These investments span a variety of sectors, from industrial to financial services to energy, and include traditional private placement bonds as well as project finance and asset-backed securities. As of June 30, 2016, Northwestern Mutual Capital's private placement investment grade bond portfolio had a market value of approximately $32.1 billion.

Our consistent market presence (Northwestern Mutual, our primary client, is one of the largest investors in the investment grade private placement market) combined with our experienced team of professionals allow us to quickly assess the merits of a transaction, provide timely feedback and make substantial capital commitments when appropriate. In assessing investment opportunities, we carefully consider both the credit of the issuer and the structure of the transaction.