Frederick Buffone joined Fifth Street Management as a managing director and head of capital markets, according to a company press release.

Buffone is responsible for middle market syndications and club transactions on behalf of Fifth Street Finance and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate, both business development companies.

He has over 20 years of experience in capital markets. Most recently, he served as director of debt capital markets & syndications at TD Securities.

Prior to that, he held similar roles at Jefferies & Company from 2004 to 2009 and CIBC World Markets from 2000 to 2004.

"Fred's extensive background will be a tremendous asset as we expand our origination and syndication platform, particularly given the widespread demand for senior loans," said Leonard Tannenbaum, Fifth Street's Chief Executive Officer.

The Fifth Street platform stands among a limited number of middle market lenders who have the ability to hold loans up to $150 million and underwrite and syndicate transactions up to $250 million.

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