GreensLedge Takes on Investment From SuMi TRUST

New York, November 6, 2017

GreensLedge Holdings LLC, the owner of an independent group of affiliated companies (hereinafter “GreensLedge”), has agreed to sell over time a preferred, non-voting 20% ownership interest to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (hereinafter “SuMi TRUST”).

GreensLedge is a top 10 CLO, CDO arranger and placement agent, having completed over 55 transactions totaling more than $26 billion in issuance volume. GreensLedge also runs a number of other successful businesses focused on debt advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital market activities including debt, equity and structured product distribution along with fund placement services. The investment by SuMi TRUST will provide capital for growth. In addition, both companies have worked together in the past and are considering other opportunities to work together to provide value-added services to clients.

SuMi TRUST is a global banking organization based in Japan. SuMi TRUST has two business divisions focused on providing comprehensive solutions to their global corporate client base. Through their Wholesale Total Solution Services Business Division and Wholesale Asset Management Business Division, SuMi TRUST provides asset management services to address the mounting demand for investments from clients.

Jim Kane, co-founder of GreensLedge, commented: “We have known SuMi TRUST for a long time and look forward to having the bank as a new minority investor in GreensLedge. This transaction will help support our initiatives to provide more products and services to participants in the alternative asset marketplace while maintaining the high level of service our customers have come to expect. We believe GreensLedge and SuMi TRUST are extremely well positioned to together evaluate and source alternative investment products in the service of our global customer base.”

The transaction is scheduled to close November 2017.

Freeman & Co. and White & Case advised GreensLedge, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised SuMi TRUST, on the transaction.

About the Companies:

GreensLedge Holdings is the owner of an independent group of affiliated companies that provides structured and specialty finance advisory and investment banking services to institutional clients worldwide; More information about GreensLedge can be found on the Company’s website at www.greensledge.com

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank is a leading trust bank group in Japan, with assets under management (AUM) of JPY 51.1 trillion (approx.US$456 billion) as of 31 March 2017. It offers a wide range of services including financing, consulting, real estate management and asset management services. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary and the major operation unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (stock code: 8309).

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