NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Debt, the debt financing unit of Audax Group, a leading alternative investment manager specializing in investments in North American middle market companies, today announced that Bradley Patton has joined as a Managing Director and will be overseeing Capital Markets for the Private Debt Origination platform. Based in New York, Mr. Patton will be responsible for leading capital markets and syndication efforts across the Audax Private Debt platform, including unitranche and junior debt investments. He will also continue to expand and cultivate Audax Private Debt relationships across the middle market.
“We are thrilled to have Bradley join us to lead our Capital Markets. His underwriting expertise and extensive knowledge of the debt capital markets will help us deliver superior financing solutions to our clients,” said Kevin Magid, President of Audax Private Debt. “His commitment to clients and deep relationships in the industry makes him an excellent fit for our team.”
Mr. Patton brings over 20 years of experience in middle market leveraged finance and capital markets, spanning structuring, originating, underwriting, and syndicating debt financings in support of private equity sponsors. Most recently, Mr. Patton was a Managing Director of Capital Markets at Varagon Capital Partners. He previously held positions at American Capital (ACAS), BMO Capital Markets, and Bank of America, and began his career with NationsBank.
Mr. Patton said, “I am extremely excited to be joining Audax, which is clearly an exceptional firm with a highly experienced and talented team. I look forward to leveraging my expertise and helping develop even more sophisticated and tailored financing solutions for the firm’s private equity clients, capital partners, and investors.”
About Audax Private Debt
Based in New York, Audax Private Debt is a leading debt capital partner for North American middle market companies. Since its inception in 2000, Audax Private Debt has invested over $26 billion across more than 960 companies in support of over 260 private equity sponsors, and has raised over $19 billion in capital. The platform offers its clients a range of financing solutions, including first lien, stretch senior, unitranche, second lien and subordinated debt, as well as equity co-investments. With more than 45 investment professionals and over 100 total employees, Audax Private Debt provides financing certainty, add-on investment capability, and the experience and collaborative approach to partner with private equity firms and their portfolio companies. For more information, please visit www.audaxprivatedebt.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
Audax Private Debt is an integral part of Audax Group, a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.