Avenue Capital Group is a global investment firm that was founded in 1995 by its Senior Principals, Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner. The firm is primarily focused on specialty lending, opportunistic credit and other special situations investments in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Senior Principals and the Senior Portfolio Managers have spent virtually their entire careers investing in the private and public debt markets.
Headquartered in New York, with three offices across Europe, four offices throughout Asia, an office in Silicon Valley and an office in Abu Dhabi, the firm manages assets estimated to be approximately $13.0 billion. Avenue draws on the skills and experience of over 180 employees worldwide and maintains a well-developed infrastructure with experienced accounting, tax, compliance, risk management, legal, investors relations and information technology professionals.
Avenue’s team of over 60 investment professionals has deployed approximately $100 billion in investments across a variety of industries, regions and market cycles with an eye toward value creation and capital conservation. Through rigorous due diligence and a robust network of relationships, the Firm proactively identifies public and private opportunities in fragmented, capital-constrained markets where excess premium can be extracted.