Avenue Capital Group (“Avenue” or the “Firm”) was founded in 1995 by Marc Lasry (Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder) and Sonia Gardner (President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder) (collectively, the “Senior Principals”) and has $11.8 billion(as of Oct 31, 2021) in assets under management (“AUM”). The Firm's primary focus is investing in opportunistic credit and other special situations investments in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Senior Principals and the Firm’s Senior Portfolio Managers have spent virtually their entire careers in this investment strategy. The Firm has over 175 employees worldwide (including over 60 investment professionals) as of October 31, 2021,and maintains a well-developed infrastructure with dedicated Accounting, Operations, Legal, Risk Management, Compliance, Business Development and Information Technology Departments.
Avenue has been active in Asia since 1999, having invested over $5.5 billion in the region. They have experience investing through multiple investment cycles, including the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis, SARS the 2008 global financial crisis, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. Their focus is on the Asia Pacific, including select countries in developed Asia (Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea) as well as developing Asia (India, China, Indonesia).
Anil Gorthy, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined Avenue in December 2014 and has over 21 years of investment experience in Asia. All senior investment professionals in the team have an average of over 17 years of experience.