Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (NASDAQ: OCSL) (“Oaktree Specialty Lending”) is a specialty finance company dedicated to providing customized, one-stop credit solutions to companies with limited access to public or syndicated capital markets. We seek to generate current income and capital appreciation by providing companies with flexible and innovative financing solutions including first and second lien loans, unsecured and mezzanine loans, and preferred equity. We invest in companies across a variety of industries that typically possess resilient business models with strong underlying fundamentals. We deploy capital across credit and economic cycles with a focus on long-term results which enables us to build lasting partnerships with financial sponsors and management teams. We are regulated as a business development company, or a BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
Oaktree Specialty Lending is managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., (“Oaktree”), a premier credit manager and leader among alternative investment managers. Oaktree has $125 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019, with the majority in credit strategies. The firm has an extensive global investment platform with more than 950 employees, including over 250 investment professionals who have significant origination, structuring and underwriting expertise. Oaktree’s disciplined investment philosophy and commitment to credit investing and lending have been demonstrated across market cycles for more than 20 years.