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Chris Janiec

Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
The Dallas-based distressed specialist has secured a $150m commitment for its recently-launched Fund X from the $11bn New Mexico Educational Retirement Board.
The New York–based lender has supported a buyout of Pacific Handy Cutter by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners with $20.5m facility.  
The $10bn pension backed a direct lending fund managed by OCP Asia with a $30m commitment.
The New York-headquartered lender’s late stage lending platform provided a $375m term loan backing the buyout of Marketo, a software as a service marketing company.  
Paul Hastings’ second quarter credit report reflects an increase in the market share held by unitranche financings and a spike in refinancing activity.  
The Boston-headquartered alternative asset manager has added a former Graycliff Partners vice president as director in its New York office.
The $24b pension revealed last month that it has committed $25m to a direct lending co-investment fund managed by Crescent Capital.
A man said to have acted as a ‘fixer’ for some of Och-Ziff’s African investments was arrested in New York on Tuesday. 
Executives on Medley Management’s earnings call were hopeful that future AUM growth around new products and existing dry powder will justify the 20 cent dividend, which was 6 cents above its core net income in Q2.
Contemporary Healthcare Capital spinout seeks to raise $250m for debt-focused fund supporting long-term care facilities for senior citizens.  

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