Tennenbaum Capital Partners
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC is an investment firm specializing in direct and secondary direct investments. For direct investments, it specializes in special situations, distressed debt, turnaround, PIPES, leverage buyout, growth, industry consolidation, corporate divestitures, complex ownership changes, expansion stage, and recapitalization investments in middle market companies. The firm typically invests in companies that are facing rapid secular or cyclical change or legal, operational, and financial challenges; turnarounds; restructurings; and bankruptcies. The firm prefers to make investments in technology, healthcare, energy and power, aerospace, forest products, paper, packaging, gaming/lodging, defense, clean technologies, media and business services, chemicals, retail and consumer services, real estate, telecommunications, housing & building products, natural resources, metals, mining, engineering & construction, environmental services, financial services, financial technology, transportation, logistics, utilities, and general manufacturing. It seeks to invest in North America with investing in Europe. It seeks to make equity investments between $10 million and $300 million in public and private companies with enterprise value between $100 million and $1500 million through open-market purchases and privately negotiated transactions. The firm makes debt investments between $10 million and $125 million in companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $1500 million. It can be an active control investor or a supportive financial partner. It takes minority stakes. Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC was founded in 1996 and is based in Santa Monica, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York.