Expanding access for qualified investors to Blue Owl’s software direct lending strategy
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Owl Capital Inc. (“Blue Owl”) (NYSE: OWL) today announced an expansion of its private wealth distribution channel in partnership with iCapital and Allfunds. Allfunds is, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms. This means that Allfunds’ eligible clients will gain access to Blue Owl’s software direct lending strategy utilizing a feeder fund solution powered by iCapital1, a leading global fintech platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries.
Blue Owl’s software direct lending strategy seeks to provide investors attractive current income and the opportunity for capital appreciation by originating and making debt and equity investments in established and high-growth software and technology businesses in the United States. The strategy’s objective is to focus on businesses that are generally privately held and capital efficient market leaders, offering mission critical solutions with strong profitability, customer retention and recurring revenue.
“We are excited to provide an access point for investors to Blue Owl’s private market strategies via our partnership with Allfunds and iCapital,” said Sean Connor, President of Global Private Wealth at Blue Owl Capital. “The private wealth channel remains a critical driver for Blue Owl’s long-term growth strategy providing more investors around the world with access to innovative products that meet their investment needs and is an area where we continue to focus.”
Blue Owl’s technology investing team includes over 30 investment professionals. Since inception, Blue Owl’s direct lending division Owl Rock has reviewed approximately $500 billion of technology opportunities and deployed over $26 billion of capital across the platform. Blue Owl aims to evaluate additional access points to the company’s strategies via iCapital and Allfunds over the long-term.
About Blue Owl
Blue Owl is a global alternative asset manager with $132.1 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2022. Anchored by a strong permanent capital base, the firm deploys private capital across Direct Lending, GP Capital Solutions and Real Estate strategies on behalf of Institutional and Private Wealth clients. Blue Owl’s flexible, consultative approach helps position the firm as a partner of choice for businesses seeking capital solutions to support their sustained growth. The firm’s management team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals with more than 30 years of experience building alternative investment businesses. Blue Owl employs over 520 people across 10 offices globally.
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Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of strategic acquisitions; costs related to acquisitions; the inability to maintain the listing of Blue Owl’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”); Blue Owl’s ability to manage growth; Blue Owl’s ability to execute its business plan and meet its projections; potential litigation involving Blue Owl; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the possibility that Blue Owl may be adversely affected by other economic, business, geo-political and competitive factors; and the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic on Blue Owl’s business.
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Products offered by iCapital are typically private placements that are sold only to qualified clients of iCapital through transactions that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated there under (“Private Placements”). An investment in any product issued pursuant to a Private Placement, such as the fund described, entails a high degree of risk and no assurance can be given that any alternative investment fund’s investment objectives will be achieved or that investors will receive a return of their capital. Further, such investments are not subject to the same levels of regulatory scrutiny as publicly listed investments, and as a result, investors may have access to significantly less information than they can access with respect to publicly listed investments. Prospective investors should also note that investments in the products described involve long lock-ups and do not provide investors with liquidity.
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