Middle Market Private Capital

The Middle Market Private Capital strategy seeks to offer investors access to privately negotiated debt and minority-equity investment transactions, primarily in North American middle market companies. Investments include senior, unitranche and second lien loans, mezzanine notes and equity co-investments. Middle Market Private Capital AUM was $1.6 billion at March 31, 2024.1

Why Middle Market Private Capital

  • Access to a robust and active direct lending market
  • Proprietary sourcing platform 
  • Senior and junior debt financing solutions
  • Privately negotiated transactions with structural protections
  • Return profile that offers a potential premium to comparable public investment options
  • Seasoned investment team


We partner with middle market private equity firms to selectively source and underwrite privately negotiated transactions that we believe have an attractive risk return profile and meaningful investor protections in an effort to create a balanced and well-diversified portfolio of investments. 


  • Leverage our diversified sourcing network with leading private equity sponsors 
  • Disciplined underwriting process which emphasizes credit selection and transaction structuring
  • Portfolio monitoring through direct access to private equity sponsors and company management teams
  • Cross-platform collaboration within MetLife Investment Management

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As of March 31, 2024. At estimated fair value.

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