The Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) closed a new U.S.  collateralized loan obligation (CLO) fund valued at about $403 million. The fund, Carlyle GMS CLO 2016-1, will invest mostly in senior secured bank loans.  In 2015, Carlyle raised a CLO fund to target bank loans.

Carlyle issued $15.8 billion in CLOs since 2011 and as of Dec. 31, the PE firm’s CLO business has about $19 billion under management. Carlyle’s CLO's are part of its global market strategies division, which includes energy mezzanine loans along with high yield and distressed debt. The PE firm also raised a CLO fund in 2014.

Carlyle’s fundraising comes when the CLO market faces challenges because of risk retention regulations. CLO issuance is down about 50 percent from a year ago. For more, read Tightening Credit Leads PE Firms to Alternative Lenders. Also, see Middle Market CLOs Face Same Headwinds as Other Lenders.

Subscribe Now

Complete access to real-time information and analysis of news and trends in the industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.