17.08.2021
Press release

Certior Credit Opportunities Fund II SCSp shortlisted at the Alternative Credit European Performance Awards 2021

HELSINKI – Certior Capital is delighted to announce that Certior Credit Opportunities Fund II SCSp (CCOF II) has been nominated as a finalist in the Alternative Credit European Performance Awards 2021 in the category of private debt – specialty finance. This award is for the best private debt fund for specialty strategies and is judged by a panel of industry experts based on submitted IRRs and other marketing or investor materials. Preference is given to funds with a clear differentiated focus, and a scalable model, and taking into account the manager’s ability to source deals and extract added value.

Certior focuses on undercapitalised opportunities that provide asymmetric risk-return profiles

“We are very happy to once again receive such high recognition from our industry peers”, says Ari Jauho, chairman of Certior Capital. “CCOF II focuses on the European SME direct lending segment typically through providing unsponsored senior loans of EUR 5-25m. The lack of institutional capital in this segment compared to the highly competitive market for larger sponsored loans means we are able to produce very attractive risk-adjusted returns. Todate the fund is strongly outperforming its initial return target of 8-10% net to investors across a diversified pan-European portfolio of 100+ senior secured loans”, he adds. “Thanks to the unique network and dealflow we have built up over many years we continue to see a lot of opportunity in this segment, both in cornerstoning new funds from emerging managers and in co-investments, and will therefore shortly be launching the successor fund, Certior Credit Opportunities Fund III SCSp”.

This recognition for CCOF II follows on from Certior’s nomination earlier in the year as a finalist in the Private Equity Awards 2021 in the category of “Special Situations House of the Year”. The Private Equity Awards 2021 “Recognising the Best in European Private Equity” are now in their 20th year and are the longest running and most prestigious private equity awards in Europe. The winners for both awards will be announced in September.

About Certior Capital

Certior Capital is a leading private equity and private credit advisor and alternative investment fund manager supervised by the Finnish FSA. The firm’s core expertise is in European lower- and mid-market private equity and private credit markets, where the team’s experience is one of the longest in Europe. It focuses, in particular, on working with emerging mangers, concept funds and deal by deal teams in undercapitalised and underserved areas of the market. Certior currently manages a number of separate accounts and five investment programs. Certior Credit Opportunities Fund and Certior Credit Opportunities Fund II invest in niche SME direct lending funds and make investments directly into loans. Certior Credit Investments is a co-investment fund investing in European mid-market direct lending transactions. Certior Private Equity Fund I focuses on complex and unique European small- and mid-market private equity opportunities. Certior Special Opportunities Fund invests in distressed debt, special situations and opportunistic strategies. Certior Credit Opportunities Fund III will be launched in Q3 2021.

For further comments or additional information please contact Ari Jauho:

Email: ari.jauho@certiorcapital.com
Tel: +358 50 33 78 282

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