Michael Searles

Managing Director, Head of North American Investments, Capital Solutions

Michael is a Managing Director and co-Portfolio Manager for Barings Capital Solutions, responsible for the underwriting, structuring and monitoring of investments in North America. Michael joined Barings in 2018 and has extensive experience in high yield loans and bonds, distressed debt and private equity. Prior to joining Barings, Michael was a Principal at Octagon Credit Investors where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the firms’ Opportunistic Credit portfolio and served on the Opportunistic Credit investment committee. Michael began his career in the Global Restructuring Group at Credit Suisse. He is currently a voting member of the Capital Solutions and Eclipse Business Credit investment committees. He serves on the Board of Directors for Accelerant Holdings, Chef Holdings, Inc and Policy Services Holdings, LLC and is an observer on the Board of Coastal Marina Holdings, LLC. Michael holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Springfield College.