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Credit and Special Situations

Providing creative capital solutions across non-traditional corporate lending, specialty finance and special situations

For over 20 years, Siguler Guff has met the complex capital needs of management teams, sponsors, advisors and other investment managers throughout the private credit ecosystem. The Credit and Special Situations platform offers several differentiated investment strategies to our clients, and has a long history of delivering consistent, less correlated risk-adjusted returns across market cycles. Through a disciplined but dynamic approach, we target absolute return opportunities through investments across specialty finance, corporate lending, dislocated market trades, distressed, and other niche special situation opportunities. We take a fundamental approach while maintaining the flexibility to address pockets of capital scarcity in order to provide capital solutions where other traditional sources of financing may not be available.

For more information on our investment strategy, please download our brochure at the below link.

20+ YRS
average experience of senior team

Investment Criteria


  • Corporate Capital Solutions

    • Secured and junior loans
    • Mezzanine
    • Preferred and common equity
  • Specialty Finance

    • Regulatory capital relief
    • Litigation finance
    • Real asset lending
    • Trade finance
    • Royalty finance
  • Dislocated Opportunities

    • Secondary purchases of corporate credit
    • Structured products and LP interests

Transaction Types

  • Corporate Loans
  • Specialty Asset Purchases & Financings
  • Non-Traditional Private Equity
  • Bridge /Rescue Financing
  • Out of Court Restructurings and Recapitalizations
  • Opportunistic Secondary Trades

Investment Focus

  • Negotiated, highly structured financings for complex situations
  • Niche assets with low correlation to broader capital markets
  • Lower middle market buyouts and growth-related capital
  • Misunderstood & mispriced publicly and privately traded securities

Investment Criteria 

  • Downside protection through structure, asset coverage and cash flow
  • Demonstrable upside through improved operations, business growth, or market recovery
  • Experienced, aligned management teams and investment partners
  • Fundamentally sound businesses undergoing temporary dislocations or liquidity concerns


Representative Investments

Representative Investments

For further information regarding investments and transactions shown, please see additional disclosures

General Inquiry