SOLUS ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT LP other names

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Adviser Profile

As of Date:

01/12/2024

Adviser Type:

- Large advisory firm


Number of Employees:

29

of those in investment advisory functions:

12


Registration:

SEC, Approved, 5/30/2007

AUM:

3,391,836,721

of that, discretionary:

3,391,836,721

Avg Account Size:

102,782,931


SMA’s:

YES

Private Funds:

12

Websites :
Contact info

Phone: 212 xxxxxxx

Fax: 212 xxxxxxx

Client Types:

- Pooled investment vehicles
- Other

Advisory Activities:

- Portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles

Compensation Arrangments:

- A percentage of assets under your management
- Performance-based fees

Reported AUM

Discretionary
Non-discretionary
8B 7B 6B 5B 4B 2B 1B
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Recent News

Solus Alternative Asset Management LP Reduces Stake in Bristow Group Inc
08/23/2023

Related Stocks: VTOL, CVX, VLO, XOM, FYBR,

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Solus Alternative Asset Management LP Trims Stake in Bristow Group Inc
08/15/2023

Related Stocks: VTOL, CVX, VLO, XOM, FYBR,

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Deutsche Bank rehires ex-head of distressed debt from hedge fund Solus
08/11/2023

Deutsche Bank rehires ex-head of distressed debt from hedge fund Solus Submitted 11/08/2023 - 10:29am CJ Lanktree, who ran distressed debt trading for Deutsche Bank between 2003 and 2012, is back in a similar role at the bank, running its US distressed business, after parting company with hedge fund Solus Alternative Asset management, according to a report by e...

Hedge Week

Solus Alternative Asset Management LP Reduces Stake in Bristow Group Inc
08/10/2023

Related Stocks: VTOL, CVX, VLO, XOM, FYBR,

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Loral Space & Communications Inc.
04/01/2021

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Barrons


Private Funds Structure

Fund Type Count GAV
Hedge Fund 12 $3,378,392,047

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Brochure Summary

Overview

A. General Description of Advisory Firm Solus Alternative Asset Management LP (“Solus”) is a limited partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. The firm was founded on June 29, 2007, when the Hedge Fund Strategies Group of Stanfield Capital Partners (“Stanfield”) spun off to form an independent firm under the continued leadership of Mr. Christopher Pucillo, former Head of Hedge Fund Strategies at Stanfield. As a result, Solus acquired, and continued to act as the investment manager to, all of Stanfield’s former hedge fund products. The investment team remained intact throughout this transition. Mr. Pucillo is a principal owner of Solus, controls Solus, and is a limited partner of Solus and the managing member of Solus’ general partner, Solus GP LLC. Mr. Scott Martin is also a principal owner and limited partner of Solus. B. Description of Advisory Services 1. Advisory Services Solus serves as the investment advisor and sub-advisor with discretionary trading authority to private pooled investment vehicles, the securities of which are offered to investors on a private placement basis (each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”). In addition, Solus serves from time to time as the investment advisor with discretionary trading authority to separately managed accounts (“Managed Accounts”). As used herein, the term “Client” generally refers to each Fund and each owner of a Managed Account. As of the date of this Brochure, Solus provides its advisory services to the following multiple investor Funds. SOLUS HEDGE FUNDS Sola Funds – The Sola Funds are a master-feeder structure that employs a credit, event driven distressed strategy. Such strategy and the associated risks are described in more detail at B.2 of this Item 4 and Item 8. As of the date hereof, the Sola Funds are currently comprised of the following entities:  Offshore Feeder Funds: Sola I 2 (a feeder fund), Sola I (a feeder fund) and SMS Ltd (an ERISA feeder fund) are Cayman Islands entities that generally invest their assets in Sola Ltd (the “Sola Master Fund”) indirectly through an investment in Sola Intermediate Fund Ltd (Sola Intermediate Fund Ltd and Sola C Ltd, each, an intermediate fund). Sola II LLC is a Delaware limited liability company single client feeder fund that generally invests its assets in a single client fund, Sola C Ltd (and thus is categorized along with the non-U.S. Sola funds in this Brochure). Such Funds are referred to herein as the “Offshore Sola Hedge Funds”. Solus Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, serves as the managing member of Sola II LLC. Solus NL GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, serves as a special shareholder of Sola Intermediate Fund Ltd. Sola I and SMS Ltd are no longer generally available for subscription as those feeder funds are winding down their assets. Domestic Feeder Funds: Solus 2 LLC (a feeder fund) and Solus LLC (a feeder fund) are Delaware entities that generally invest their assets in the Sola Master Fund. Such Funds are referred to herein as the “Domestic Hedge Funds”. Solus Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, is the managing member of the Domestic Hedge Funds. Solus NL GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, is a special member of the Domestic Hedge Funds. Solus LLC is no longer generally available for subscription as this feeder fund is winding down its assets. In addition, in 2019, Solus offered Sola fund investors the option to segregate a single asset within an “L-Band Portfolio” to retain their pro rata interest in the asset such that their interests were not impacted by future subscriptions or withdrawals. In 2020, investors who elected to restructure their Solus LLC, Sola I or SMS Ltd investments into Solus 2 LLC, Sola I 2 or Sola C Ltd elected to move their L-Band Portfolio to such funds. The interests in the L-Band Portfolio in the Offshore Sola Hedge Funds and Domestic Hedge Funds are not available for subscription and, as a result, the terms are not described in this Brochure. Ultra Funds – The Ultra Funds are a single feeder master-feeder structure that employs a credit, event driven distressed strategy. Such strategy and the associated risks are described in more detail at B.2 of this Item 4 and Item 8. The Ultra Funds are comprised of the following entities:  Offshore Funds: Ultra OC Ltd is a Cayman Islands feeder fund that invests its assets in Ultra Master Ltd. Such Funds are referred to herein as the “Ultra Hedge Funds”, and, together with the Offshore Sola Hedge Funds, the “Offshore Hedge Funds”. Solus Ultra GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, serves as the special shareholder of Ultra Master Ltd. The Offshore Hedge Funds and the Domestic Hedge Funds, collectively, are referred to herein as the “Hedge Funds”. LONG ONLY CREDIT FUNDS Solus Senior High Income Funds – The Solus Senior High Income Funds are a master- feeder structure that employs a long credit-based strategy that seeks to achieve a return that meets or exceeds the S&P Performing Loan Index. Such strategy and the associated risks are described in more detail at B.2 of this Item 4 and Item 8. The Solus Senior High Income Funds are comprised of the following entities: Domestic Funds: Solus Senior High Income Fund Domestic LP (a domestic feeder fund) and Solus Senior High Income Dedicated Fund LP (a single client feeder) are Delaware entities that invest all or a portion of their assets in Solus Senior High Income Fund LP, a Delaware master fund (the “Solus Senior High Income Master Fund”) (such funds, together, the “Domestic Solus Senior High Income Funds”, or the “Solus Senior High Income Funds”). Solus Senior High Income GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, is the general partner of the Solus Senior High Income Funds. LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITIES FUNDS Solus Long-Term Opportunities Funds – The Solus Long-Term Opportunities Funds are a master-feeder structure that employs a strategy focused on investing in longer duration and less liquid stressed, distressed and event-driven investments. Such strategy and the associated risks are described in more detail at B.2 of this Item 4 and Item 8. The Solus Long-Term Opportunities Funds are comprised of the following entities:  Offshore LTO Fund: Solus Long-Term Opportunities Evergreen Fund Offshore LP is a Cayman Islands entity that generally invests its assets in Solus Long- Term Opportunities Fund Master LP (the “LTO Master Fund”) indirectly through an investment in Solus Long-Term Opportunities Evergreen Fund Intermediate LP (an intermediate fund). Such Funds are referred to herein as the “Offshore LTO Fund”.  Domestic LTO Funds: Solus Long-Term Opportunities Evergreen Fund LP and Solus Long-Term Opportunities Fund LP are Delaware entities that generally invest their assets in the LTO Master Fund. Such Funds are referred to herein as the “Domestic LTO Funds”. The Offshore LTO Fund and the Domestic LTO Funds, collectively, are referred to herein as the “Long-Term Opportunities Funds”. Further, Solus Long-Term Opportunities Evergreen Fund LP and Solus Long-Term Opportunities Evergreen Fund Offshore LP are herein referred to as the “Evergreen Class” and Solus Long-Term Opportunities Fund LP is herein referred to as the “LTO Class”. Solus Long-Term Opportunities GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Solus affiliate, is the general partner of the Long-Term Opportunities Funds. Customized Services for Individual Clients; Customized Services – In addition to the Funds described above, Solus provides advisory services to Managed Accounts, Funds and classes established for certain large institutional investors. Solus also provides co-investment opportunities through a Fund structure, as well as an insurance dedicated fund solution through a sub-advisory relationship with SALI Fund Services. Such Clients may employ the same or similar strategies as the Funds described above, a customized investment program with flexible parameters to capitalize on strategic opportunities or some combination thereof. Solus may permit such a Managed Account or Fund Client to have an investment mandate that provides for, among other things, investment guidelines and concentration limits. Solus will seek to adhere to any such mandate in accordance with the objectives, guidelines, limitations, terms, and any other instructions in connection therewith. This Brochure generally includes information about Solus and its relationships with its Clients and affiliates. While much of this Brochure applies to all such Clients and affiliates, certain information included herein applies to specific Clients or affiliates only. Thus, it is crucial for any investor/prospective investor in a Solus Client to closely review the applicable disclosure documents (e.g., a Fund’s Confidential Memorandum or similar disclosure document) with respect to, among other things, the terms, conditions and risks of investing in the particular Client or Clients in which such investor/prospective investor is making or considering an investment. 2. Investment Strategies and Types of Investments Solus currently provides advisory services in credit-based strategies, including the following:  Event driven, distressed strategy: Solus provides advice with respect to event- driven, distressed and special situation investments both long and short across the entire capital structure. Solus seeks to position and reposition portfolios employing this strategy to attempt to reflect a compelling risk adjusted return.  Long only credit strategy: Solus provides advice with respect to portfolios seeking incremental returns by investing in lesser focused-on situations that take time to research
and source. Solus focuses on solid asset coverage, substantial free cash flow, management, capital markets and/or adjusted risk return in constructing its long only portfolios. Solus thinks that this strategy is not constrained by a formulaic approach based on benchmarking, industry diversification, ratings or deal size.  Long-Term Opportunities strategy: Solus provides advice with respect to investments in longer duration and less liquid stressed, distressed and event- driven investments, and may invest across a company’s capital structure and in all stages of a company’s lifecycle, including the bankruptcy process. Solus thinks this strategy offers several advantages to investors, including differentiated returns and alignment of interests. The following is a more detailed description of the strategies employed by Solus Clients. Please note that these are summary descriptions of such strategies. The exact strategy employed with respect to each Client is set forth in and governed by the terms and conditions of the Confidential Memorandum and/or governing documents/investment management agreement of the relevant Client. Thus, any investor or prospective investor in a Solus Client is reminded that the disclosures in this Brochure are qualified by and subject to such Confidential Memorandum/governing documents/investment management agreements. Event Driven, Distressed Strategy Solus’ investment objective for its Clients employing this strategy is to achieve an attractive rate of return through income generation, capital appreciation and asymmetric investment opportunities. Solus seeks to achieve the investment objective by combining its fundamental research process, trading acumen, management expertise and integrated risk management approach to react to changing market conditions by adjusting the portfolio construction to seek to deliver the maximum risk-adjusted performance. Solus is focused on capital structure value investing. Solus seeks to exploit value throughout the capital structure, both long and short, from senior secured loans to restructured equities, capitalizing on Solus’ in- depth knowledge of fundamental valuation and market technicals. Solus’ investment flexibility accommodates the repositioning of the portfolio in an effort to reflect what Solus believes are the most compelling risk-adjusted investment opportunities. Solus invests in all parts of a company’s capital structure and in all stages of a company’s life cycle, including the bankruptcy process. Solus’ investments include a broad spectrum of listed and over-the-counter financial products including, but not limited to, bank loans, corporate securities, equities and equity-linked products, derivatives and other financial instruments and investments. Solus may make these investments directly or indirectly by entering into one or more swaps, options, forward contracts or similar derivative transactions. A further description of these strategies and instruments can be found in Item 8. Long Only Credit Strategy Solus’ investment objective for any Clients employing this strategy is to achieve a return that meets or exceeds the S&P Performing Loan Index on an after fee (net) risk adjusted basis through investments that are primarily focused in the non-investment grade bond and loan markets. Solus seeks to achieve the investment objective by capitalizing on its in-depth knowledge of fundamental valuation and market technicals. Solus’ flexibility is expected to facilitate the timely repositioning of the portfolio in an effort to reflect what Solus believes are the most compelling risk-adjusted investment opportunities. As previously noted, investments in this strategy will typically include financial instruments such as bonds and loans, which instruments are described in more detail in Item 8. Long-Term Opportunities Strategy Solus’ investment objective for Clients employing this strategy is to generate superior returns by investing in longer duration and less liquid stressed, distressed and event-driven investments. Solus seeks to achieve the investment objective by primarily utilizing the following investment strategies:  Stressed/Distressed: This category is comprised of both pre- and post- restructuring investments. Solus will seek to identify undervalued opportunities that can arise from the general malaise that cyclical industries suffer, as well as a result of company-specific stress. As companies come under increased stress, original “par” purchasers of debt are often pressured to sell their holdings, allowing for distressed investors to source the company’s debt at discounted levels at the bottom of the cycle. There are high barriers to entry in this strategy, given the experience and expertise required to analyze complex capital structures, navigate the bankruptcy process, and create catalysts to unlock value. Post-Reorganization Equities: This category is comprised of equity in companies that have recently emerged from bankruptcy. Generally, the characteristics of these companies include low enterprise valuations, strong asset coverage and/or free cash flow generation, minimal debt, new management teams/boards, and multiple paths to value creation. Upon emergence from bankruptcy, many of these equities trade at discounts to their peers due to factors such as a concentrated investor base, restructuring-related taint, and a lack of sell- side research coverage. Solus will target companies that are attractive candidates for M&A events, IPO transactions or dividend payments recapitalization financings. Performing Credit: In this yield-focused strategy, Solus will seek out superior returns through investments in high-yield bonds and leveraged loans. Original holders of a company’s debt often have difficulty providing incremental capital to fund additional capital opportunities due to their investment mandate. The number of market participants is limited, as many credit investors are not equipped to perform the internal underwriting (e.g., lack of credit ratings, trading liquidity, sell-side research, etc.) or legal analysis that is essential in evaluating follow-on investment opportunities or other special situation opportunities. Investments in this strategy will be focused on situations where Solus will generally be able to exert influence over a variety of factors, such as structure, terms, covenants and pricing. Opportunities also exist in small- to mid-cap credits due to market participants’ desire for large deal sizes.  Liquidations: This category represents a very specific segment of the distressed lifecycle that requires experience in researching liquidating estates and the associated legal process. This strategy focuses on investments in a variety of late- stage bankruptcy, liquidation and litigation claims with recoveries that are generally backed by cash and hard assets, so returns generally exhibit low correlation to debt and equity markets. Solus believes there is an opportunity to create asymmetric upside due to potential claims pool reduction, increase in distributable cash and assets, accelerated timing of cash distributions and potential litigation recoveries. Solus will generally focus on investing in the later stages of the process, following confirmation of the plan of liquidation when there is high visibility into recovery mix and a discernible timeline for asset monetization and distributions. A further description of financial instruments utilized by this strategy can be found in Item 8. Solus seeks to achieve the investment objective of its Clients by combining its fundamental research process, trading acumen and integrated risk management. The descriptions set forth in this Brochure of specific advisory services that Solus offers to Clients, and investment strategies pursued and investments made by Solus on behalf of its Clients, should not be understood to limit in any way Solus’ investment activities. Solus may offer any advisory services, engage in any investment strategy and make any investment, including any not described in this Brochure, that Solus considers appropriate, subject to each Client’s investment objectives and guidelines. The investment strategies Solus pursues on behalf of its Clients are speculative and entail substantial risks. Clients should be prepared to bear a substantial loss of capital. There can be no assurance that the investment objectives of any Client will be achieved. C. Assets Under Management As of December 31, 2022, Solus managed approximately $3.4 billion on a discretionary basis, which amount reflects regulatory assets under management. As regulatory assets under management is a regulatory-driven concept, Solus also notes that as of December 31, 2022, Solus managed approximately $2.9 billion based on net asset value calculations and including any committed but undrawn capital. Solus does not manage any assets on a non-discretionary basis as of the date of this Brochure. This Brochure does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The securities of the Funds are offered and sold on a private placement basis under exemptions promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 and other applicable state, federal or non-U.S. laws. Significant suitability requirements apply to any prospective investors in the Funds, including requirements that they be “accredited investors” as defined in Regulation D, “qualified purchasers” as defined in the Investment Company Act, or non-”U.S. Persons” as defined in Regulation S. Persons reviewing this Brochure should not construe this as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of the Funds described herein. Any such offer or solicitation will be made only by means of a Confidential Memorandum or similar disclosure documentation.