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Barings strengthens Private Finance in the DACH region with Magnus Lilja as Managing Director

Oct 27, 2021

Barings, one of the world's largest diversified investment managers, is further expanding its German team: Magnus Lilja (42) has joined the company in Frankfurt as a senior member of Barings' Global Private Finance Group, effective October 1, 2021. Lilja is responsible for Barings’ Private Finance activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including the initiation, analysis, structuring and monitoring of European private finance investments. He reports to Mark Wilton, Managing Director European Private Finance in London.

Lilja is a native of Sweden, but has worked in the industry in Germany since 2004. He is fluent in German, Swedish, English and Polish. Prior to joining Barings, Magnus was Head of Leveraged Finance Germany at SEB, where he was pivotal to the growth of the business since 2011. Prior to that, Lilja was an Associate Director in the Leveraged Finance team at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he also gained experience from the restructuring department. Prior to joining RBS, Magnus was a Senior Associate at KPMG, performing financial due diligence. Lilja graduated from Lund University with a Master of Science in International Business Administration.

Adam Wheeler, Co-Head of Barings' Global Private Finance Group, comments: "Barings is one of the best-known, longest-established, leading European direct lenders, with approx. $30 billion in commitments across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are excited to have Magnus onboard to lead origination in the DACH region. In his new role, he will be responsible for initiating and executing all processes through to closing and exit. We believe he will help to enhance our positioning and excellent reputation among investors."

And Magnus Lilja adds: "Barings has a solid track record as Europe's No. 2 lender, in terms of deals completed and capital deployed, and continues to grow. This new position opens up the opportunity for me to take a leading role within a very relevant and credible company. This is exactly what I have been looking for."

About Barings

Barings is a $387+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment. Learn more at www.barings.com.

*As of September 30, 2021

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