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On April 13, 2011, Deerfield Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: DFR) and CIFC announced the closing of their merger.  The newly combined company will now operate under the name CIFC Deerfield Corp.

CIFC Deerfield Corp. is one of the largest and most established credit asset management firms globally. The firm currently serves over 250 institutional investors in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and manages approximately $15.4 billion of client assets as of January 1, 2011, including CLO assets under management of $11.6 billion. The firm's CIFC CLO fund family has market-leading performance in the U.S. managed CLO segment. Based in New York, the firm also has operations in Chicago.

CIFC Deerfield Corp. conducts asset management activities through four principal subsidiaries: CIFC Investment Management LLC, Deerfield Capital Management LLC, CypressTree Investment Management, LLC and Columbus Nova Credit Investments Management LLC, the former three of which are SEC-registered investment advisers.

Commercial Industrial Finance Corp. ("CIFC") is a premier corporate credit asset management business combining the best credit practices of banks and asset managers. Led by Peter Gleysteen, CIFC's senior team has long experience working together since inception and previously at JPMorgan Chase. CIFC currently has $6.1 billion in assets under management across 14 CLOs and other funds, which include the top performing CIFC "Fund Family" and assets managed or subadvised by its wholly-owned subsidiary CypressTree. CIFC has a diversified, global institutional investor base and asset-sourcing relationships with all major lending institutions. CIFC is a proactive, fundamentals-based manager with best-in-class processes and controls, high transparency to investors and a proprietary credit technology platform. CIFC is based in New York and is an SEC-registered investment adviser.


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