Powering exceptional financing solutions
We specialize in direct lending, providing a range of customized financing solutions to both private equity-sponsored and non-sponsored companies across debt and equity-related instruments. Alongside our direct lending capabilities, we employ complementary strategies through our Liquid Credit and Strategic Equity verticals.
We are investors for the long term. Our relationship-oriented approach to investing can provide borrowers with sizable commitments to facilitate transactions and support their growth needs with certainty, speed, and transparency throughout the entire investment process. Through our extensive senior-level relationships with sponsors, we can create sourcing across multiple touchpoints.
Led by a seasoned senior management team, our Credit platform is supported by a group of investment professionals with significant and diverse experience investing across varying market environments and business cycles.
Our dry powder allows our Credit platform to provide scaled financing solutions, commit to full capital structures, and support the future capital needs of borrowers. We focus primarily on originating and executing debt and equity investments and have demonstrated our ability to source proprietary investment opportunities with $82.8 billion in gross originations across our direct lending business since inception.
Across our direct lending strategies, we focus on lending to middle-market and upper-middle-market companies both non-sponsored and those backed by leading private equity sponsors, while seeking to generate current income at attractive risk-adjusted returns with a continued focus on capital preservation.
Primarily focuses on first lien, second lien, and unitranche senior secured, floating-rate loans with diversification by borrower, sector, sponsor, and position size.
First Lien Lending
Seeks to make senior secured, floating-rate investments in traditional first lien loans only and aims to have diversification by borrower, sector, sponsor, and position size.
Focuses on providing capital to market-leading companies and management teams that are navigating unique situations, such as transformational change, high growth, disruption, or dislocation events.
Invests in a broad range of established and high-growth technology and software companies. The strategy originates and invests in debt, equity, and equity-related securities, including common equity, warrants, preferred stock, and similar forms of senior equity.
Adjacent investment strategies
Our investment process
Deal sourcingAn independent origination process with an extensive network of industry contacts and portfolio company relationships.
Deal screeningInternal industry expertise informs initial evaluation of the opportunity with senior management.
Structuring and diligenceThorough review of financial information and detailed document negotiations focused on identifying and mitigating risks.
Investment Committee reviewEvaluate opportunity and risk-adjusted return with a focus on downside mitigation and preservation of capital.
Deal closingDeal terms, documentation, and timeline are finalized. Investment is allocated across managed funds as appropriate.
Ongoing monitoringProactive review process and regular contact with portfolio company management teams and private equity sponsors.
The power of partnership
Certain statements about Blue Owl made by portfolio company executives herein are intended to illustrate Blue Owls' business relationship with such persons, including with respect to Blue Owls' facilities as a business partner, rather than Blue Owls' capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services. Portfolio company executives were not compensated in connection with their participation, although they generally receive compensation and investment opportunities in connection with their portfolio company roles, and in certain cases are also owners of portfolio company securities and/or investors in Blue Owls - sponsored vehicles. Such compensation and investments subject participants to potential conflicts of interest in making the statements herein.