Thursday, March 14, 2013

Alcentra Names Jack Yang and Michael Johnson

Alcentra has named Jack Yang as managing director and head of Americas business development. Alcentra also has named Michael Johnson as managing director and head of UK direct lending.

Yang is responsible for Alcentra’s marketing and business development efforts in the U.S., Canada and South America. In this newly created position, Jack reports to Paul Hatfield, president and head of Alcentra U.S.

Yang held previous roles as head of business development at Onex Credit Partners and Highland Capital. Prior to that, he was global head of leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch.

As the leader of the UK direct lending business, Johnson also serves as portfolio manager for strategies related to the HM Treasury’s Business Finance Partnership. In this newly created position, he reports to Graeme Delaney-Smith, head of European direct lending and mezzanine investments.

Johnson was previously head of European leveraged capital markets at Cantor Fitzgerald and has almost 30 years of experience in the leveraged finance markets. -PR Newswire