Sterling Credit Fund.

The Sterling Credit Fund invests primarily in junior debt by partnering with private equity sponsors and others to help finance and grow middle market businesses. The fund provides junior debt capital, with a targeted allocation to equity, to support investments in what we believe to be growing and profitable middle market companies. We aim to understand and support our partners’ investment strategy including the initial acquisition and ongoing capital needs for both organic and acquisition based initiatives.

Partnership approach:

  • We believe that true partnership results in the best returns for all parties
  • Strong Understanding of our partners' investment strategy and future capital needs
  • Take a long-term view – partnership is not just a single transaction

Deep, experienced team:

  • Nearly $13 billion of leveraged credit and equity underwritten over 16+ years
  • Experience in a variety of sectors including industrial, food, consumer, education, distribution and other

Responsive, Consistent Feedback:

  • Quick and thoughtful feedback on leverage and pricing
  • Small, responsive investment committee
  • Stable views and feedback from introduction to closing
  • Focused due diligence and ability to close with pace



  • Mezzanine or 2nd Lien debt
  • Equity co-investments
  • Lead in junior tranche with ample co-invest
  • Will also consider minority transactions
  • Leveraged Buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financings, growth financings
  • Nimble investment committee, consistent views and feedback from introduction to closing

Investment Criteria:

  • Broad range of industries including but not limited to consumer, food, distribution and industrials
  • Defensible market position
  • Sustainable value proposition
  • Revenue and cash flow stability
  • Strong equity sponsorship
  • Experienced management team