French private equity firm Tikehau Group has hired added former Blackstone executive Debra Anderson to its European private debt team.
Anderson, who will be based in London, will be responsible for expanding the firm’s credit business in Europe alongside Patrick Marshall, who joined Tikehau last September.
She previously managed Blackstone’s European CLO business and then co-managed GSO’s European customised credit strategies business.
At Blackstone, Anderson was focused on marketing, raising and credit investing for four originated CLO Funds and several significant CLO acquisitions including Harbourmaster.
Last November Tikehau launched a pan-European leveraged loan vehicle, FCT Tikehau Corporate Leveraged Loan Fund.
The fund is focused on investing in senior secured loans made primarily to European private equity sponsored companies in order to support buyout, expansion and recapitalisation deals.
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