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Case study

Helping Blackstone Credit with the growth of its CLO business

10 February 2021

The client

Blackstone Credit, formerly GSO Capital Partners LP, is one of the world’s largest credit-oriented asset managers, with $135 billion in AUM.  Headquartered in New York, Blackstone seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for their clients by investing across the entire corporate credit market, from public debt to private loans. Their capital supports a wide range of companies across sectors and geographies, enabling businesses to expand, invest, and navigate changing market environments. Our services include Company Secretarial services, directorships, and accounting services.

Their challenge

Intertrust Group began working with Blackstone Credit in 2014, when Ireland was emerging as the jurisdiction of choice for incorporating investment vehicles. The company had ambitious structuring plans and wanted a long-term, end-to-end corporate services provider to support its growth.

In particular, Blackstone Credit was looking for a partner that could offer both value-added services and economies of scale.

Our solution

Blackstone Credit partnered with Intertrust Group because we had the expertise and capabilities to support efficient, sustainable growth. Since 2014, we’ve provided the full suite of corporate administration services to their Irish entities – from directorships and company secretarial to accounting.

Blackstone Credit benefits from our local insight and global reach. This includes leveraging Intertrust Group’s international office network and collaborating with colleagues in other jurisdictions – from UK process agency services to Spanish tax services. Our proprietary IRIS client portal delivers additional efficiencies, acting as a central information repository for the company’s entire and expanding Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) portfolio.

It’s a deep, long-term relationship, Intertrust Group will continue supporting them as the tax and regulatory landscapes evolve, with AEOI and AMLD soon coming into force.