Jefferies Finance is a global leveraged loan investor, arranger and one of the leading underwriters of LBO loans for private equity sponsors in the U.S. The firm has a 15-year track record investing proprietary capital on behalf of its owners: MassMutual and Jefferies. The group is led by an independent team of experienced credit investors managing more than $11BN across multiple senior debt strategies. The firm's direct lending business invests in senior debt of middle market companies owned by private equity sponsors, with a focus on companies generating $15MM- $75MM of EBITDA. Jefferies Finance sources investments in exclusive partnership with Jefferies, giving companies in the portfolio access to Jefferies' full suite of investment banking capabilities.