Tailored Solutions for Success

Marathon's Direct Lending program works collaboratively with companies and private equity sponsors to provide creative and reliable financing solutions.

Marathon's competitive edge stems from:

  • Global Platform with 25+ Year History Navigating Complex Credits
  • Synergistic Platform of Sector Specialists
  • Sourcing and Portfolio Management Expertise
  • Disciplined Investment Process
  • Proactive Asset Management approach based on frequent dialogue with Borrowers and Sponsors

Marathon's Direct Lending team invests in companies that exhibit:


Market Leadership


Scalable Revenue


Stable Cash Flow


Market Defensibility


Experienced Management Team


Strong Sponsorship

Marathon's unwavering commitment to partnership is amplified by our flexible investment program, offering senior loans, unitranche loans, junior loans, and equity solutions designed to support companies and sponsors in achieving their goals.

Marathon’s global credit expertise is enhanced by our dedicated investment professionals spanning across all major industry sectors.

Marathon Direct Lending Differentiation

Our Direct Lending Platform is differentiated, leveraging our firm's:

  • 25+ year history with consistent leadership and performance
  • Dedicated Credit Manager specializing in Public and Private Strategies
  • Deep-dive research analyzing quantitative and qualitative factors
  • Sharing unique insights generated across our platform to support portfolio companies
  • Extensive database and knowledge: 3,000+ Credits monitored across teams.
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Marathon's Direct Lending team identifies, advises on, and helps implement value creation strategies that optimize the potential success of our borrowers. Our team's experience navigating numerous market cycles and our ability to source, price, and structure capital solutions supports our thoughtful partnership with our clients across the capital structure and throughout the ups and downs of credit cycles.


Marathon is committed to building long-term partnerships by providing a solutions-based approach that offers unparalleled service and tailored financings across the entire capital structure in support of our borrowers and sponsors. While our Direct Lending team focuses on providing senior debt products, Marathon offers the below via our full Private Credit business lines:

Financing Capabilities

  • Senior Loans
  • Unitrache Loans
  • Junior Loans
  • Equity Co-Invest
  • Convertible Debt & Preferred
  • Customized Capital Solutions

Use of Proceeds

  • Acquisition
  • Add-ons
  • Growth
  • Refinancings

Investment Vehicles

  • Closed-End Funds
  • Fund of One & Separately Managed Account

Marathon's Direct Lending team has a long history of partnering with companies and strives for reliable, prompt and detailed feedback. Marathon's global team of investment professionals collaborates with the Direct Lending team to provide a truly differentiated focus on underwriting, structuring and closing financings to create long-term partnerships with our clients and win-win solutions.

Contact Us

To contact Marathon's Direct Lending team, please reach out to one of the key contacts below:

For Direct Lending:

Curtis Lueker
Managing Director - Direct Lending

For Investors:

Jason Friedman
Partner - Global Head of Strategy and
Business Development or