Carlyle Group Names David Balint Director Of Leveraged Finance Group

Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group has appointed David Balint as a director of Carlyle Asia Leveraged Finance Group, based in Sydney. He will manage the teams investment strategy in Australia and New Zealand, reporting to Eric R. Mason,

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Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group has appointed David Balint as a director of Carlyle Asia Leveraged Finance Group, based in Sydney. He will manage the teams investment strategy in Australia and New Zealand, reporting to Eric R. Mason, Head of Carlyle Asia Leveraged Finance Group. Balint has commenced employment with the firm.

With 12 years of investment banking experience in complex debt structuring, arranging and advisory, Balint joins Carlyle from Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ). He was a Director of the Leveraged & Acquisition Business based in Sydney for four years, leading deal sourcing and arranging and underwriting leveraged and acquisition transactions supporting the Financial Sponsor community and Australian companies. Prior to this, Balint worked with ANZs Project & Structured Finance offices in Melbourne and London where he was a financial advisor and arranger/underwriter to the Project Finance markets in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

“David brings extensive experience and contacts across the Australian and New Zealand leveraged finance markets, and we are pleased to have him join our team,” Mason says. “Davids addition underscores Carlyles continued confidence in the investment opportunities in leveraged finance within the Asia Pacific region. Adding a senior executive based in Sydney to work with our investment professionals in Tokyo and Hong Kong also reaffirms the teams commitment to maintaining a strong local presence in its core markets. With the strong track record of results he achieved with ANZ, one of Australias top leveraged and structured debt lenders, we are confident that David will have an immediate and positive impact on our business.”

Balint earned his Master of Finance and Bachelor of Business (economics & finance) degrees at RMIT University in Melbourne.

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