In Q2FY23, Mizuho launched Stratum VIII and IX, the eighth and ninth funds of Stratum Investments.
Narinder Bhatowa, Head of Asset Management in the International Acquisition Finance Department, Mizuho EMEA, said “We are delighted to share the closing of two new Stratum vehicles. Stratum VIII gives us the opportunity to work with a new investment partner, and Stratum IX is a repeat investor in the Stratum platform. Together, these transactions underline the continued appeal of the Stratum platform, with assets under management expected to reach €2.7 billion in just over five years.”
Established in 2018, Stratum Investments (“Stratum”) is a bespoke Managed Account platform that invests in European private equity backed sub investment grade loans. Mizuho acts as collateral manager for Stratum, managing over €2.5 billion assets across nine funds.
With over $5 billion of commitments globally across leveraged loans and Limited Partner investments, Mizuho has long established institutional relationships with Private Equity sponsors, which Stratum is able to leverage in order to gain unrivalled market access to deliver superior returns for investors.
About Mizuho EMEA
Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and Asia, and supports clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. Headquartered in London and with a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow.
Mizuho’s presence in EMEA is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of 31 March 2022, its total assets were US$2 trillion.
Learn more about Mizuho in EMEA: www.mizuhogroup.com/emea