HISTORY

2015
May

Founding

Founding

Formation of Arena Investors in conjunction with The Westaim Corporation, with headquarters located in New York and a satellite office in San Francisco.

Oct

Launch

Launch

Creation of Arena Family of Funds and Arena FINCOs with combined capital of ~$200 million.

2016
Mar

Platform Expansion

Expansion of Funds Platform for non-US investors.

Nov

Platform Expansion

Launch of Arena Income Account strategy for insurance clients.

2018
Jul

Offices

Offices

Arena opens London Office.

Oct

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors wins HFM “Newcomer Credit” Fund of the Year award.

Dec

Platform Expansion

Platform Expansion

Cross $1 billion in committed assets under management.

2019
Jan

Financing

Access to multi-asset class prime brokerage with top three investment bank provider.

Feb

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors wins Alt Credit “Direct Lending” Fund of the Year award, and was also nominated in the “Multi-Strategy Credit,” “Asset Backed,” and “Credit Specialist” categories.

Jun

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors nominated for “Best North American Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund” and “Best Americas Billion Dollar Hedge Fund” in the 2020 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Awards.

Nov

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena receives Highly Commended award for “Credit over $1bn” in HFM US Performance Awards.

Nov

Offices

Offices

Arena opens Quaestor Advisors asset servicing and operations office in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dec

Platform Expansion

Platform Expansion

Launch of New Zealand Real Estate Credit strategy, an excess capacity opportunity for participating in Arena’s New Zealand Real Estate investments.

2020
Jan

Platform Expansion

Platform Expansion

Cross $2 billion in cumulative capital deployed, in over 200 privately negotiated transactions.

Feb

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena Wins Alt Credit Fund Intelligence “Best Distressed Credit/Special Situations” award, Highly Commended in “Direct lending fund – niche lending” and also nominated in the “Credit Opportunities” category.

Mar

Platform Expansion

First close of closed-end offering of Arena’s core strategy, including rated offering for insurance clients.

Apr

Value Creation

Value Creation

Creation of Quaestor Strategic Advisors, a portfolio value creation entity to Arena Investors, LP.

Apr

Offices

Offices

Arena opens Dublin Office.

Sep

Financing

Arena FINCOs complete private placement of $45 million of 6.75% senior secured notes due September 30, 2025.

Sep

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors Special Opportunities Fund wins the Pension Bridge Private Debt Strategy of the Year Award.

Oct

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors Special Opportunities Fund wins the Alt Credit Fund Intelligence US Performance Awards Special Situations Manager of the Year

Arena Investors Special Opportunities Fund wins the Alt Credit Fund Intelligence US Performance Awards Special Situations Manager of the Year.