WhiteStar eyes acquisition candidates in European CLO build-out

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By Owen Sanderson
29 Apr 2021

WhiteStar Asset Management’s expansion into London could include the purchase of an existing CLO platform, according to chief executive Gibran Mahmud. The Texas-based firm, run by the former Highland Capital Management team, announced last week that it had opened a London office headed by executive chairman Gordon Neilly.

Neilly was most recently chief of staff at Standard Life Aberdeen (renamed Abrdn since his departure) and before that global head of strategy at Aberdeen Asset Management. He has been tasked with staffing and strategy for the credit firm’s expansion into London, which will include establishing or acquiring ...

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