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Steven Kolyer

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Steven Kolyer, a partner in the Global Finance group, has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the corporate and real estate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.

Steven’s experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of the market, both in the U.S. and off-shore, including first-time structures with commercial real estate (CRE) and residential mortgages, commercial and consumer receivables and other types of financial assets, and in various types of CRE and non-real estate CLOs/CDOs and other actively-managed fund and specialty finance products. In recent years, Steven has concentrated on CRE CLOs 2.0, corporate CLOs 2.0/3.0 backed by broadly-syndicated, middle-market and other debt, and private debt funds and related financings. Steven's clients have included issuers, bank and non-bank debt originators, funds, fund sponsors and investment managers, placement agents and underwriters and derivative providers and program sponsors.