Christopher Taylor, CFA
Mr. Taylor teamed with the partners of Five Crowns Capital in 2016 to build out and lead a new direct lending sister company under the name Five Crowns Credit Partners. He has significant experience across corporate lending, financial and operational restructuring, leveraged buyouts, M&A advisory, and corporate finance with over 13 years of experience in originating, structuring, executing, and managing loans and other debt investments in middle market businesses. Prior to joining Five Crowns, he was a Director at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a special situations credit investment firm with over $6 billion of assets under management, where he led credit investments in a variety of industries and executed over $600 million of direct loans to middle market businesses. Before joining Tennenbaum in 2008, Mr. Taylor worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs where he advised on M&A and leveraged finance transactions. Prior to this, he also worked at Kayne Anderson Private Investors, a lower middle market buyout firm, and Harvey & Co., a middle-market merchant bank and M&A advisory firm. He has served on the boards of AGY Holding Corp, Oxford Resources, Revere Industries, and Metal Powdered Products, all lower middle-market industrial businesses. Mr. Taylor holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has spoken on the topic of private equity and corporate lending on various industry panels. Mr. Taylor received his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.