European distressed investor Ironshield starts to motor as opportunity set grows

Mon Nov 26, 2012

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David Nazar
Ironshield Capital, the pan-European distressed debt and special situations manager led by ex-Bank of America man David Nazar, is starting to generate some eye-catching returns again this year in an increasingly fertile climate for European stressed, distressed and event-driven credit investing.

The Ironshield Special Situations Fund is up by over 11% to the end of October, having made 14% since July, and the firm’s principals believe that it is well-placed as one of very few dedicated European specialists to exploit what looks likely to be a highly attractive multi-year opportunity set across multiple European jurisdictions.

Nazar – the firm’s CEO and CIO – set up Ironshield in 2007 and launched the firm’s special situations fund, which runs around $100 million, in August of that year. He had previously led the European special situations principal investments group at Bank of America – and has two decades of experience in...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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