Joining other firms looking to fill Europe’s corporate credit gap, Partners Group has raised a €375 million ($480 million) fund that will invest in senior secured bank loans and make direct loans to midmarket companies, the firm said today in a statement.

Partners Group Private Markets Credit Strategies 2012 will focus on providing senior debt financing to companies with a €250 million to €2 billion market cap. The fund has an expected ramp-up period of 12 months.

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