AXA IM Alts closes 14th CLO in the US

AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with c. €163 billion[1] of assets under management, announces that it has held a successful close of an approximate $509 million collateralized loan obligation (CLO), known as Allegro CLO XIV. This is AXA IM Alts’ 14th CLO deal in the United States and follows the successful close of Allegro XIII[2] in June of this year.

Allegro XIV closed in September, following a successful pricing in August and having seen strong traction from investors in the United States, Europe and Asia. The non-call period for the transaction is two years, with a five-year reinvestment period.

Yannick Le Serviget, Global Head of Leveraged Loans and Private Debt at AXA IM Alts commented: “We are pleased to announce the successful close of another US CLO – Allegro XIV, following a short and selective ramp period, which began in June, and successful equity placement. As we look ahead to the end of the year, we remain positive on the outlook for the US economy and see the primary market for CLOs remaining robust.”

The Allegro XIV CLO is managed by AXA IM Alts’ Structured Finance team, which manages close to €52 billion ($61 billion) in global assets across the non-traditional credit spectrum.[3]

For more than 20 years[4], AXA IM Alts Structured Finance has provided bespoke solutions and investments in alternative credit and structured finance for large investors. It originates opportunities across the alternative credit spectrum aiming to provide clients with opportunities for sourcing, diversification and spread pick-up.

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1. Source: AXA IM Alts unaudited data, as of 30th June 2021
2. Allegro XIII closed on 28 June 2021
3. Source: AXA IM Alts unaudited data, as of 30th June 2021
4. Source: AXA IM Alts unaudited data

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About AXA IM Alts
AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with €163 billion of assets under management[1] comprising c.€78 billion of primarily private real estate, c.€74 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as c.€11 billion in Infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds. We take a 360° approach to real assets (real estate & infrastructure) investing with c. €110 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms. ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow.
AXA IM Alts employs over 750 people located in 16 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 350 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe[2], and one of the largest worldwide. 
1 Source: AXA IM data (unaudited). All figures as of 30 June 2021. 
2 Source: INREV Fund Manager Survey, June 2021. #1 largest European managers in total real estate assets under management.   

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