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The DealCatalyst U.S. CLO Awards 

Recognizing excellence in the CLO Industry

The DealCatalyst U.S. CLO Awards aims to create a robust and accurate means of awarding organizations within the U.S. CLO space for their excellence throughout the calendar year 2023 - as voted on by LSTA membership.

2024 Award Categories

Best Performing BSL CLO of the Year

BSL CLO Manager of the Year - Greater than $5Bn

Boutique BSL CLO Manager of the Year - Less than $5Bn

BSL CLO Arranger of the Year

BSL CLO Deal of the Year from a new issuer

Innovative BSL CLO Deal of the Year

Best Loan Secondary Trading Desk

Best CLO Tranche Trading Desk

Best Research House

CLO Manager Counsel of the Year

CLO Arranger Counsel of the Year

CLO Rating Agency of the Year

Best CLO Data & Technology Provider

Best CLO Trustee

Best CLO Accounting Firm

Best Performing Private Credit CLO of the Year

Private Credit CLO Manager of the Year

Most Innovative Private Credit CLO Manager

Private Credit CLO Arranger of the Year

Private Credit CLO Manager Counsel of the Year

Private Credit CLO Arranger Counsel of the Year

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VOTING NOW OPEN

LSTA Members are invited to vote in the DealCatalyst U.S. CLO Awards

2024 Deals of the Year Shortlist

Previous Award Winners

CLO Arranger Counsel of the Year

CLO Manager Counsel of the Year

WINNER: DECHERT LLP

Middle Market CLO Manager Counsel of the Year

WINNER: DECHERT LLP

Middle Market CLO Arranger Counsel of the Year

WINNER: CADWALADER

Best CLO Tranche Trading Desk

WINNER: BofA SECURITIES

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MORGAN STANLEY

Loan Secondary Trading Desk

WINNER: BofA SECURITIES

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BARCLAYS

Middle Market CLO Manager of the Year

WINNER: GOLUB CAPITAL

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BLACKSTONE

Best Manager Over $5 Bn

WINNER: BLACKSTONE

Best Manager Under $5 Bn

WINNER: MONROE CAPITAL

Best Arranger

WINNER: BofA SECURITIES
HIGHLY COMMENDED: J.P. MORGAN

Best Performing CLO 

WINNER: Barings CLO (BABSN) 2022-I - $368m - March
BLACKSTONE - SOCIETE GENERALE

Middle Market CLO Deal of the Year

WINNER: BCRED MML CLO (BXCMM) 2022-1 - $759m - February
BLACKSTONE - BARINGS - CITI

Overall CLO Deal of the Year

WINNER: CIFC Funding (CIFC) 2022-V - $458m - June
CIFC ASSET MANAGEMENT - MORGAN STANLEY, RBC

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Barings CLO (BABSN) 2022-IV - $363m - October - BARINGS - MORGAN STANLEY

HIGHLY COMMENDED: GOLUB CAPITAL - SMBC

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BENEFIT STREET PARTNERS - BofA SECURITIES
HIGHLY COMMENDED: CIFC ASSET MANAGEMENT - MORGAN STANLEY, RBC

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Owl Rock CLO Ltd (OWLR) VIII - $290m - September - BLUE OWL CAPITAL - NATIXIS

Best Trustee

Best Accounting Firm

WINNER: DELOITTE

CLO Ratings Agency of the Year

WINNER: S&P GLOBAL

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MOODY'S

Best Research House

WINNER: BofA SECURITIES

WINNER: PAUL HASTINGS

HIGHLY COMMENDED: CADWALADER

WINNER: U.S. BANK

ABPCI Direct Lending Fund CLO (ABPCI) XIV 299 February

Best Performing Private Credit CLO Deal of the Year - Nominees

Athena CLO LLC (AOWL) II 288 November

BlackRock MT Hood CLO (BLKMM) X 397 April

Golub Capital Partners CLO (GOCAP) 69 1099 September

Golub Capital Private Credit Fund CLO (GCRED) 2023-1 396 August

Guggenheim MM CLO LLC (GUGMM) 2023-6 418 November

Ivy Hill Middle Market Credit Fund (IVY) XXI 418 July

Owl Rock CLO Ltd (OWLR) XII 260 June

Windhill CLO Ltd (WNDHL) 1 352 November

Woodmont Trust (WDMNT) 2023-12 328 May

AGL Core CLO Ltd (AGL) 27 239 August

Innovative BSL CLO Deal of the Year - Nominees

Carlyle US CLO Ltd (CGMS) 2023-2 361 May

Elevation CLO (AWPT) 2023-17 319 October

Flatiron CLO (FLAT) 23 363 March

Madison Park Funding Ltd (MDPK) LXIII 545 March

Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers LaSalle Street Lending CLO Ltd (NEUBL) I 361 August

OCP Aegis CLO Ltd (OCPA) 2023-29 423 November

Octagon Alto Ltd (OCT) 70 410 August

Symphony CLO (SYMP) XXXIX 356 September

Wise CLO Ltd (WYZE) 2023-1 360 August

Wise CLO Ltd (WYZE) 2023-2 320 November

720 East CLO Ltd (EAST) 2023-I 455 February

BSL CLO Deal of the Year From a New Issuer- Nominees

BBAM US CLO (BBAM) III 364 August

Katayma CLO Ltd (KTAMA) I 364 September

Orion CLO Ltd (ORION) 2023-1 410 August

Silver Point CLO Ltd (SPCLO) 1 345 January

Warwick Capital CLO Ltd (WWICK) 1 362 August

Wellington Management CLO (WELLI) 2023-1 364 September

Wise CLO Ltd (WYZE) 2023-1 360 August

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