Mentorship with Chris Flynn, First Eagle Alternative Credit

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Speaker
Christopher Flynn
President at First Eagle Alternative Credit

Mr. Flynn is President of First Eagle Alternative Credit. He also serves on the firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of its Direct Lending platform. Mr. Flynn oversees all aspects of First Eagle Alternative Credit’s business.

Mr. Flynn became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Flynn joined THL Credit in 2007 and served as Co-President and prior to that Managing Director of its Direct Lending platform. He was involved in origination and closing investments, portfolio management, capital raising and management of THL Credit’s direct lending private funds and accounts, and the establishment of the Chicago and New York offices of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform.

Previously, Mr. Flynn was a Vice President at AIG in the Leveraged Capital Group. Mr. Flynn joined AIG in February 2005 after working for Black Diamond Capital Management, a hedge fund, as a Senior Financial Analyst. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Flynn worked in a variety of roles at GE Capital, lastly as an Assistant Vice President within the Capital Markets Syndication Group. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Flynn worked at BNP Paribas as a Financial Analyst and at Bank One as a Commercial Banker.

Mr. Flynn earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and his B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.

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Benjamin Rubin
Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Benjamin Rubin is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group.

Ben focuses his practice on complex corporate finance transactions and represents an array of private credit providers, including private debt funds, BDCs, CLOs, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and private equity investors in connection with growth investments, acquisition financings, going-private transactions, joint venture programs as well as other finance-related transactions, including innovative, first-in-kind transactions across the U.S. and Europe. Benjamin has extensive experience in intercreditor and interlender issues, secured creditor and bankruptcy rights, debt restructurings, and private equity investments.

Ben has industry experience in a wide range of business sectors including healthcare, information technology, industrial and manufacturing, transportation, retail and financial services.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Ben was a senior transactional finance associate at Bingham McCutchen, LLP where he represented various agents, lenders, creditors’ committees and corporate borrowers in a wide variety of secured and unsecured financings, bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.

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Please join YJP for another installment of our virtual Mentorship with Finance Leaders series. 

We are excited to welcome Chris Flynn, President of First Eagle Alternative Credit. FEAC is a leading alternative credit investment manager with $21bn AUM. Previously, he was CEO of THL Credit which was acquired by First Eagle. Prior to that, we worked at AIG in the Leveraged Capital Group, at Black Diamond Capital Management, at GE Capital, at BNP Paribas, and at Bank One.

You can expect around 25 like-minded young professionals at this session. 

For inquiries please email brooke.steinman@yjpnewyork.com

This event is complimentary for our Virtual, Professional, Young Leadership, and above level members. 

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