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Nick Cooper


Nick Cooper serves as a Portfolio Manager at Gerchen Capital Partners, where he is responsible for managing the firm’s investment process, including origination, investment analysis, execution, and monitoring, and overall portfolio management.

Previously, Nick was a Portfolio Manager at Burford Capital (and before its acquisition by Burford, Gerchen Keller Capital). At Burford, Nick oversaw a $300 million managed vehicle that invested primarily in post-settlement litigation finance assets.

Before joining GKC, Nick was an Associate at HIG Capital, where he focused on special situations credit investing. His work primarily included underwriting investments in secondary-market purchases of high-yield debt instruments, origination of BDC term loans, and equity of distressed companies. Nick also worked as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse, where he was a member of Global Industrials Group and served as a junior member of the firm’s U.S. Corporate Credit Underwriting Committee.

Outside of his full-time roles, Nick has held board seats in sponsor-backed companies, including Bubbies Ice Cream & Desserts and Imperial Frozen Foods.

Nick earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics and finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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