Building on decades of experience and success in private credit investments.
Our private credit expertise includes middle market corporate credit, corporate private placement debt and infrastructure debt. With more than 50 years of credit experience, our team understands how to most effectively invest in private debt instruments to evaluate and capture the additional yield potential of illiquid and less liquid credit-based investments.
Global Infrastructure Debt
AUM: $10.8 billion (31 March 2019)
Our dedicated infrastructure debt team has global scale and presence, and has invested over $5 billion across core infrastructure and energy assets since 2006.
Corporate Private Placements
AUM: $24.2 billion (31 March 2019)
Our highly experienced and dedicated investment team consists of professionals from both the banking and asset management sectors, with an average of more than 20 years of experience in private placement activity.
Global Private Finance
AUM: $11.4 billion (31 March 2019)
Our team of over 60 dedicated investment professionals located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific is focused on providing investors access to unique opportunities up and down the debt capital structure.
Private Credit: How Supply/Demand Dynamics are Shaping the Landscape
Ian Fowler, Barings’ Co-Head of the North American Private Finance Group, discusses the dynamics of each middle market segment—including the style shift that is resulting from competitive pressures in the space—and why he believes the traditional middle is the sweet spot.View
Is There Style Drift in Middle Market Lending?
Barings’ Ian Fowler weighs in on the supply/demand dynamics in the direct lending space and explains why looking at the middle market as one cohesive universe can be misleading.View
Assessing Today’s Private Credit Landscape
Private credit markets have seen an increase in investor demand over the last decade. But with competition fierce and the cycle maturing, what factors should investors consider moving forward? Barings’ Eric Lloyd identifies where he and his team see the best relative value today.View
Seeking Value in Today’s Private Credit Market
In this Q&A, Barings’ Eric Lloyd discusses his team’s approach to navigating the risks and capitalizing on the opportunities across the global private credit markets.View
5 Things to Consider When Investing in Private Credit
In this piece from Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Barings’ Ian Fowler discusses five key considerations for investors interested in allocating to private credit.View
Maintaining Discipline in a Maturing Credit Cycle
With competition high and signs of mispricing of some assets, Eric Lloyd of Barings stresses the importance of a global and diversified approach to portfolio construction.View
As European Private Credit Evolves, Discipline is Key
At a time when the trends and dynamics underlying the European private credit market have evolved considerably, Adam Wheeler, Barings’ Head of Europe and Asia Pacific Private Finance, explains why a disciplined approach to investing in the space is beneficial for investors.View
Infrastructure Debt: Accessing the Opportunity
Infrastructure debt is a growing asset class that may offer a number of benefits for institutional investors - but having the right partner is critical.View
Surveying Today’s Infrastructure Debt Landscape
Three key members of Barings’ Infrastructure Debt Investment Team—Emeka Onukwugha, Patrick Manseau and Pieter Welman—discuss, among other issues, the evolution of the global infrastructure debt market, opportunities in today’s environment and how investors can gain intelligent exposure to the asset class.View
Cross-Border Origination: Tax Reform and Other Considerations
Financing and structuring cross-border deals can be challenging, particularly in light of the U.S. tax reform. In today's interconnected world, finding the right financing partner is key.View
Seeking Relative Value in Global Private Debt
As institutional investors continue to turn toward private debt for potentially attractive risk adjusted returns in a low-yielding environment, they may benefit from taking a global approach to the asset class.View
News & Events
Barings Supports Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. in Acquisition of BDP International
Barings and Alcentra Provide Financing for Francisco Partners’ Recapitalization of Sandvine
Barings Supports ECI Partners in its Acquisition of Moneypenny
Barings Backs Abry Partners’ Take-Private of LINK Mobility Group
Barings Supports Goldner Hawn in Recapitalization of Trystar, LLC