Tikehau expands CLO team

The French private lender has hired an ex-BNP Paribas banker to manage its CLO portfolio and wider leveraged finance assets.

Tikehau has hired BNP Paribas’ Alison Goold (pictured) to take the role of portfolio manager within its newly established European CLO business. The French firm priced its debut €354.7 million CLO in mid-June, as reported.

Goold will be based in London and will report to Debra Anderson who heads up the CLO business and was previously a senior managing director at GSO Capital, the credit arm of Blackstone. Goold joined Tikehau in mid-July from BNP Paribas where she was a director in the leveraged syndications team. 

Before joining the French lender, Goold was head of corporate credit and a portfolio manager at advisor and asset manager, AgFe. She has also worked at Carta Capital, Abbey National and began her career at Rothschild. 

Tikehau plans to build its CLO business to between €1 billion and €2 billion over the next two years, as reported. 

Earlier this month it was revealed that the Paris-headquartered firm had lost London-based Patrick Marshall to Hermes. Marshall was a member of Tikehau’s management committee and had responsibility for the firm’s UK direct lending activities as well as supporting its CLO plans before he moved to Hermes to take the newly created position of head of private debt and CLOs. 

Tikehau was founded in 2004 and had around €5 billion in assets at the end of 2014.