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Direct Private Investing
Credit - GS Mezzanine Partners

This is the largest mezzanine fund family in the world, with more than $28 billion of leveraged capital raised since 1996.

In 2007, we established our fifth mezzanine fund, with $13 billion of committed capital. The group:

  • Invests across a broad range of industries, primarily in the Americas and Europe,

  • Targets investments ranging in size from $200 million to more than $800 million, and

  • Seeks to extend credit to finance companies in need of capital.

Fund Overview

 

 
GS Mezzanine Partners
GS Mezzanine Partners II
GS Mezzanine Partners III
GS Mezzanine Partners 2006
GS Mezzanine Partners V
Size
$1.2bn1
 $1.4bn1
 $3.5bn1
$9.25bn1
$13.0bn
Year Formed
1996
2000
 2003
2006
2007
Geography
Americas/ Europe
 Americas/ Europe
Americas/ Europe
Americas/ Europe 
Americas/ Europe
Status
Liquidated
 Liquidating
 Harvesting
Harvesting
Investing

 

 1 Includes leverage

Approach

GS Mezzanine Partners seeks to provide private high yield capital for mid- to large-sized leveraged and management buyout transactions, recapitalizations, financings, refinancings, acquisitions and restructurings for clients such as private equity firms, private family companies and corporate issuers.

We target high-quality companies with $1 billion to more than $10 billion of enterprise value with leading market positions in industries with high barriers to entry. We look for well-regarded management teams and stable, cash generative businesses.

Advantages

With 15 years of experience in the mezzanine market, our group has strong relationships with leading private equity sponsors and corporations across the globe. These relationships, together with our ability to access the Goldman Sachs network, generate opportunities for GS Mezzanine Partners to extend credit. Other advantages include:

  • Ability to develop customized solutions tailored to each investment situation.

  • Ability to extend credit in size with certainty to companies in need.

  • Access to the full resources and expertise of Goldman Sachs, including sophisticated financial advice in leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, research, trading, foreign exchange and commodities.