Oaktree MM group

Ran across these guys in a note from a recruiter. Does anyone have any insight on the Oaktree middle market finance/mezz group?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 2, 2022 - 5:54pm

Wow, super helpful! $3bn AUM off a $150bn+ AUM shop doesn't exactly scream "top group". There's 0 detail or info on this group online besides the recruiter email. There's no detail on the final close of the last fund they tried raising as well. Any info or "insight" to see if my time interviewing is worth it or not would actually be helpful. 

PS your posts are also literally you asking for insights on different shops...

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  • VP in PE - Other
Jul 3, 2022 - 12:56am

The guy said he got an inbound so it's a fair question. Maybe it helps him evaluate the position or get some color before talking them. Here is some "insight" - they used to have a separate mezz group previously (which I think is the legacy / core here), they also at some point got the Fifth Street book and onboarded a couple of people. Additionally, they had a separate group called "Strategic Credit" - yield b/w DL and distressed - that they rolled into this one. I think that last group also had some people focused on industry niches like life sciences. The current group combines all these.

I would think that this helps with how it's different than other groups. And, as to your point about "cool" - we all need to get a life :)

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jul 31, 2022 - 6:15pm

Sorry to bump this old post but would you recommend the group to someone interested in the dl space or are traditional big players a better route?

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Jul 3, 2022 - 1:03am

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