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Senior promotions and expansion of Supervisory Board

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Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) is important to 17Capital as it helps us to be a better corporate citizen and serve our investors and clients better. This year 17Capital made three commitments to ESG: Contribute to the overall effort to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment Contribute positively to wider society through Epic and other initiatives Improve the management of the wider 17Capital organisation by diversifying and integrating more 17Capital stakeholder We are delighted to announce as part of achieving these objectives and demonstrating 17Capital’s commitment to the wider ESG agenda at both an investment level and management company level, 17Capital is now a UN PRI signatory. This means 17Capital has committed to implementing the six Principles for Responsible Investment set out by the UNPRI (the “Principles”) and will contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. In signing up to the Principles, 17Capital publicly commits to: Contribute to the overall effort to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment Contribute positively to wider society through Epic and other initiatives We believe this will improve our ability to meet 17Capital’s commitments to our beneficiaries and better align 17Capital’s investment activities with the broader interests of society. We encourage other investors to also adopt the Principles. In signing up to the Principles, 17Capital publicly commits to: Principle 1 We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes. Principle 2 We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices. Principle 3 We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest. Principle 4 We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry. Principle 5 We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles. Principle 6 We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles. The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.  

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  • May 20 2021 Snapshot

    17Capital is a UN PRI signatory

    Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) is important to 17Capital as it helps us to be a better corporate citizen and serve our investors and clients better. This year 17Capital made three commitments to ESG: Contribute to the overall effort to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment Contribute positively to wider society through Epic and other initiatives Improve the management of the wider 17Capital organisation by diversifying and integrating more 17Capital stakeholder We are delighted to announce as part of achieving these objectives and demonstrating 17Capital’s commitment to the wider ESG agenda at both an investment level and management company level, 17Capital is now a UN PRI signatory. This means 17Capital has committed to implementing the six Principles for Responsible Investment set out by the UNPRI (the “Principles”) and will contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. In signing up to the Principles, 17Capital publicly commits to: Contribute to the overall effort to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment Contribute positively to wider society through Epic and other initiatives We believe this will improve our ability to meet 17Capital’s commitments to our beneficiaries and better align 17Capital’s investment activities with the broader interests of society. We encourage other investors to also adopt the Principles. In signing up to the Principles, 17Capital publicly commits to: Principle 1 We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes. Principle 2 We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices. Principle 3 We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest. Principle 4 We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry. Principle 5 We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles. Principle 6 We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles. The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.  

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  • May 06 2021 Snapshot

    17Capital announces senior promotions and expansion of Supervisory Board

    17Capital, the global go-to source of financing for investors in private equity, is pleased to announce a number of senior promotions amid another year of growth and record demand for its products. Promotions include Robert de Corainville to Managing Partner; David Wilson and Stephen Quinn to Co-Heads of Credit; Emad Shahin to General Counsel; and Stephen Swentzel, Richard Golaszewski and Owen James to Managing Director. Robert joined 17Capital in 2010 and was made Partner in 2014, having previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Lloyds Banking Group. He relocated from London to set up the firm’s New York office in late 2016 and has been instrumental in leading activity in the region, particularly in the growing area of financing provided at the private equity management company level to fund firm growth or succession. 17Capital’s US deal flow has increased eight-fold since the office opened. In 2020 alone, the team sourced more than $8bn of deal flow. David Wilson and Stephen Quinn will Co-Head 17Capital’s NAV-based credit offering and will join the firm’s Investment Committee. They bring 26 and 21 years’ respective financial services experience and will manage the accelerating demand for the firm’s credit product. David previously held senior roles in J.P. Morgan’s Fund Financing team and at Lehman Brothers. Stephen’s experience spans senior leadership roles in leverage finance, corporate restructuring and fund finance. Prior to joining 17Capital, Stephen was Global Head of Financial Sponsors at Lloyds Banking Group. As General Counsel, Emad Shahin, previously Head of Legal for Investments, takes overall responsibility for all legal matters across the firm while still overseeing execution across all investments. Emad joined 17Capital in 2019, having previously held senior roles at J.P. Morgan and Nomura. He has worked on almost every transaction since joining, including 17Capital’s first NAV-based credit transaction, in which the firm partnered with a top-tier pan-European manager. Stephen Swentzel, Richard Golaszewski and Owen James have been appointed Managing Director following their significant contribution to 17Capital’s rapid growth in recent years. 17Capital has also made a number of other promotions, which reflect the team’s strength. These include Nicolo Colombo to Investment Director and Cristian Vasquez to Fund Controller in the finance team. Senior Advisors Dee Dee Sklar and Beverly Berman have joined 17Capital’s Supervisory Board to assist with advising on firm-level decisions such as new strategy launches or key hires. 17Capital has one of the few majority female boards in the private capital industry. Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner at 17Capital, said: “As the market for portfolio financing continues to grow at pace, we are pleased to be able to continue to develop our team to meet the growing demand for our products. These promotions are a testament to the quality and breadth of our team across our London and New York offices, and I congratulate all of them on their achievements.   Following a record year of deal activity in 2020, the enhancement and institutionalisation of our firm – through promotions, new hires and the expansion of our Supervisory Board – is important to ensure we are best positioned to continue to capitalise on the accelerating trend for preferred equity and NAV-based credit as vital value creation tools within the private equity industry.”

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  • Feb 23 2021 Snapshot

    Pauline Chatin joins 17Capital as Investor Relations and Fund Raising Director

    17Capital, the global go-to source of financing for investors in private equity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pauline Chatin as Investor Relations and Fund Raising Director. Pauline has 20 years’ experience of financial markets, with a particular focus on hedge funds, structured solutions and private debt. Based in Paris, she will work as part of 17Capital’s investor relations team, managing European investors, with an emphasis on French-speaking countries including France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. Pauline joins from Lyxor Asset Management (part of Société Générale), where she was responsible for selling financial solutions to French institutional accounts. Pauline raised the first significant assets for several of Lyxor’s new strategies including a private debt dedicated fund for one of the largest French state institutions. She also contributed to the creation of their French, Swiss and Luxembourg sales teams, launched Lyxor’s brand into Switzerland and headed the Swiss market. Prior to Lyxor, Pauline was a member of the sales team at hedge fund Finaltis and started her career as a Broker at Arca Patrimoine. Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner at 17Capital, said: “We are pleased to welcome Pauline to 17Capital. Her experience and relationships across Europe will be of great value to us and we look forward to working with her. Her arrival further strengthens 17Capital’s investor relations and fundraising function at a time when we continue to see increasing demand for our products.” Pauline’s appointment follows that of Martin Munte as Investor Relations Director in London in June, and Daniel Lee as Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations (North America) in New York in April.

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