Private Debt Leader: First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Garrett Stephen

In this episode, we speak with Garrett Stephen, Managing Director, Co-Head of Origination & Structuring at First Eagle Alternative Credit, a credit-focused investment manager with $21 billion of assets under management, $5.7 billion of which is invested through its direct lending platform focused on private equity-backed U.S. middle market companies across various industries.

Garrett became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit, which he had joined in 2012. Previously, he worked in the restructuring group of Lazard’s investment banking division. Before that, he specialized in corporate turnarounds and restructurings across a variety of industries at CDG Group, a middle-market restructuring firm.

First Eagle Alternative Credit was recognized as one of the Top Private Debt Firms of 2023 by GrowthCap.

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