ICG, the global alternative asset manager, today announced the appointment of Mathew Cestar as Global Head of Credit based in ICG’s London office. The newly created role will see Mathew provide strategic and operational leadership to ICG’s credit platform globally spanning private and public debt, as well as driving growth, development, and innovation. ICG’s global credit business is an industry leader with decades of investment excellence in private debt strategies as well as CLOs, liquid loans, multi-asset credit, and alternative credit. Mathew brings over 25 years’ experience in global capital markets, investment banking and technology to the role.
Mathew joins ICG from ION, a private fintech company with leading market positions in financial software and data, where he was CEO of ScION Tech Growth. Prior to this, Mathew held numerous leadership roles at Credit Suisse in London and New York. Most recently as Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets in London with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt and Equity Capital Markets and the Investment Banking sector and country coverage teams. In this role, Mathew also chaired the Global Credit Products Capital Commitment Committee in London and coordinated Credit Suisse’s underwriting and capital commitment activities. Over the course of his career, Mathew has led market leading franchises, built deep client relationships, serving private equity firms, corporates, institutional investors and entrepreneurs.
Benoît Durteste, CEO and CIO of ICG, said:
Mathew Cestar, Global Head of Credit at ICG, added:
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ICG provides flexible capital solutions to help companies develop and grow. We are a leading global alternative asset manager with over 30 years’ history, managing $80.2bn of assets and investing across the capital structure. We operate across four asset classes: Structured and Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets, and Credit.
We develop long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients, and employees, and use our position of influence to benefit the environment and society. We are committed to being a net zero asset manager across our operations and relevant investments by 2040.