CORDET is pleased to announce that John Sealy has been appointed Chief Credit Officer. John has joined the CORDET Investment & Credit Committee and will oversee CORDET’s credit process in relation to new investment opportunities and also the firm’s ongoing portfolio management activity. John’s appointment follows the retirement of the current Chief Credit Officer, Björn Börjesson, who will remain with CORDET as a Credit Adviser. John is based in the firm’s London office.
John joined CORDET over the summer having previously spent 15 years with Rothschild & Co, where he was initially involved in the establishment of the firm’s mezzanine business, and subsequently, as a Managing Director, held the positions of Head of Credit within Rothschild & Co’s Credit Management division, and most recently Co-Head of Five Arrows Direct Lending. During his career at Rothschild & Co, John also served as a member of the Direct Lending and Credit Management Investment Committees.
Prior to Rothschild and Co, John was an Investment Director at ABN AMRO Capital, responsible for originating, executing and monitoring mezzanine investments, having started his career with NatWest’s International Banking Division in 1988 and worked within NatWest Acquisition Finance from 1990.
John holds a BA in French and German from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Nottingham University Business School.
Jakob and Magnus Lindquist, Co-Managing Partners of CORDET, said: “With over 30 years of experience in the European private debt market, John has already proven a valuable addition to the firm, and we are delighted to appoint him to the role of Chief Credit Officer.”
CORDET Capital Partners LLP was founded in 2013 and provides private debt, direct lending and alternative funding solutions to mid-market companies in Northern Europe while also addressing the need of institutional investors for attractive risk-adjusted core income-focused credit investment returns. CORDET is now investing from its second CORDET Direct Lending Fund and originates, evaluates and structures its debt investments locally through offices in London, Luxembourg and Stockholm. CORDET is authorised and regulated as a full-scope Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
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