Golub Capital Knows Sponsor Finance.
We Deliver Market-Leading Scale, Capabilities and Execution.

Golub Capital has defined and refined direct lending, providing reliable, creative and compelling financing solutions to companies backed by private equity sponsors.

We pioneered the one-stop, or unitranche (“GOLD”) loan, and we continue to develop new structures to support our lending partners. Our expertise and our disciplined processes enable us to respond with speed, consistency and reliability, inspiring repeat clients again and again.

 

As of April 1, 2023, Golub Capital had over $60 billion of capital under management, a gross measure of invested capital including leverage. The firm has lending offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and London.

Our business lines include:

  • Sponsor Finance: Offering senior, one-stop and second lien loans to companies backed by private equity sponsors
  • Golub Growth: Providing flexible debt and equity capital to venture-backed, growth-stage B2B SaaS companies
  • Broadly Syndicated Loans: Investing in liquid senior secured loans to larger enterprises
  • European Lending: Offering a comprehensive suite of debt solutions to sponsor-backed European companies and the ability to lead multicurrency, cross-border transactions

APPROACH

Golub Capital uses a “bottom-up,” granular and analytic approach to credit. We seek to be nimble decision makers but strive to preserve capital by maintaining disciplined controls and processes. We prefer to present unique solutions tailored to address the circumstances at hand.

GOLD STANDARD PROCESS:

  • World-class middle and back office
  • Market leading policies, procedures and systems
  • Transparency
  • $100+ million invested internally in technology systems1
  • Customized loan management systems
  • Proprietary portfolio monitoring
  • Workflow automation
  • Detailed reporting

Our scalable systems allow us to manage the portfolio, examine analytics in real time and enhance decision-making throughout the transaction process. We strive to minimize operational uncertainty.

1. Represents total invested in internal systems and technology since 2010.
  • A GOLD STANDARD TEAM:

  • DIRECT LENDING

    Includes dedicated personnel focused on origination, underwriting and capital markets

  • PORTFOLIO MONITORING

  • BROADLY SYNDICATED LOANS

    Includes senior portfolio managers and dedicated industry analysts

  • STRUCTURED PRODUCTS

  • INVESTOR PARTNERS GROUP

    Includes dedicated personnel focused on business development, investor relations and strategic initiatives

  • FINANCE, OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION

    Includes Chief Financial Officer and dedicated personnel focused on fund & client financial reporting, human resources & administration, operations, treasury, technology solutions and tax

  • LEGAL, COMPLIANCE & STRATEGIC FINANCE

    Includes Co-General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and dedicated personnel focused on legal & compliance and strategic finance & accounting

Leadership

The Golub Capital leadership team works collaboratively to provide thoughtful, timely and reliable solutions for our partners.

Lawrence E. Golub

Chief Executive Officer

Alissa Grad

Vice Chair and Chief Client Officer

Andrew H. Steuerman

Vice Chair of Direct Lending and Golub Growth

Gregory W. Cashman

Head of Direct Lending

Craig Benton

Senior Managing Director, Head of the Investor Partners Group

Spyro G. Alexopoulos

Senior Managing Director, Head of Originations

Scott Morrison

Managing Director, Head of Broadly Syndicated Loans

Michele D. Joyeux

Managing Director, Head of Business Development

Frank P. Straub

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Pierre-Olivier Lamoureux

Chief Financial Officer, GC Advisors LLC

Joshua M. Levinson

Co-General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Susan M. Czarnecki

Chief Information Officer

Timothy G. Kleiman

Managing Director, Head of ESG

Jonathan D. Simmons

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Development

Awards

Golub Capital has been recognized with dozens of national and international awards including:

Lender of the Year, Large Middle-Market
(2023)

M&A USA Atlas Awards6

Middle Market CLO Manager of the Year
(2022)

DealCatalyst U.S. CLO Awards9

Middle Market CLO Manager of the Year
(2021, 2022)

GlobalCapital US Securitization Awards8

Operational Excellence,
Private Debt – Large Cap
(2022)

The Korea Economic Daily4

Lender of the Year, Americas (2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022)

Private Debt Investor Awards¹

CLO Manager of the Year, Americas
(2016, 2018, 2019, 2021)

Private Debt Investor Awards¹

Best Middle Market CLO Manager (2021)

Creditflux3

Best Middle Market CLO (2018, 2021)

Creditflux3

Best Debt Manager — Fund Size Above $1.5BN (2021)

Private Equity Wire7

Middle Market CLO Deal of the Year
(2020, 2021)

GlobalCapital US Securitization Awards8

Securitization of the Year, Americas
(2021)

The Banker5

Senior Lender of the Year, Americas
(’15, ’16, ’17, ’19, ’20)

Private Debt Investor Awards¹

Best Performance,
Private Debt – Mid Cap
(2020)

The Korea Economic Daily4
  1. Based on the number of votes cast on Private Debt Investor’s website. Peer group consisted of firms that applied or were nominated. All awards given on March 1st of the referenced year and based on the period of January 1st to September 30th of the prior year.
  2. Based on an independent judging committee of 29 top M&A industry experts. Over 230 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. Golub Capital paid a nominal fee to be considered for these awards. In order to apply for the M&A Advisor awards Golub Capital provided M&A Advisor de minimis compensation.  The 2018 award was given on November 6, 2018 and based on the period between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018, and the 2017 award was given on November 14, 2017 and based on the period between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2018.
  3. Based on the average ranking of each CLO relative to its peers by five different performance metrics, in order to reward the managers who have achieved the greatest performance for all classes of investors: change in junior overcollateralization; weighted average rating factor, average collateral value, weighted average spread, cash-on-cash return to equity; and equity volatility. Peer group consists of CLOs that invested in mid-market collateral that are within their reinvestment period and listed on CLO-I (Creditflux’s database). Please note the 2021 awards were given on September 9, 2021 and based on the period of January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, the 2020 award was given on July 15, 2020 and based on performance over the prior calendar year, and the 2018 award was given on May 1, 2018 and based on performance over the prior calendar year.
  4. Based on surveys by The Korea Economic Daily Global Edition to determine Korean LPs’ preferred global asset managers across five asset classes. The 2022 award was given on March 21, 2023 and based on the period of January 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022, the 2020 award was given on December 18, 2020 and based on the period of January 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020.
  5. Winners selected by the Banker editorial team based on submissions. The 2020 award was given on May 4, 2021 for the period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  6. ​The 2023 award was given on April 27, 2023, based on independent point-indexing scoring method from deals during the time period of January 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023. Golub Capital provided M&A USA Atlas with de minimis compensation to accept the award.
  7. Based on the number of votes cast in an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire readership, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category. The pre-selection data for the GP fund manager shortlisted was provided by Bloomberg. The 2021 award was given on September 16, 2021 and the 2020 award was given on September 22, 2020.
  8. Based on the number of votes casted by the GlobalCapital audience based on a shortlist determined by the GlobalCapital editorial team. All awards based on the performance of the prior calendar year. The 2022 award was given on July 1, 2022, the 2021 awards were given on May 20, 2021 and the 2020 award was given on June 19, 2020.
  9. Based on the number of votes submitted online by LSTA member organizations. Peer group consisted of firms that applied or were nominated. Award was given on May 16, 2023 and based on US CLO deals completed in calendar year 2022.

Note: Past performance does not guarantee future results. In order to use these awards and recognitions received from Private Debt Investor, Private Equity Wire, Creditflux, GlobalCapital, and DealCatalyst in these and other materials, Golub Capital has provided them with de minimis compensation for such use, and in certain instances, to be identified as an award recipient on Private Debt Investor’s website and materials used in association with its awards, Golub Capital has provided Private Debt Investor de minimis compensation.