Black Canyon was founded in September 2004 by Michael Hooks and Mark Lanigan. Black Canyon is partnered with Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, one of the largest multi-strategy asset managers in the United States, with over $ 20 billion of assets under management. In addition, Black Canyon manages the Black Canyon Direct Investment Fund, a dedicated vehicle for investing in private transactions, which has approximately $500 million in equity commitments. To date, Black Canyon has invested over $1 billion across diverse industries including business services, consumer durables, retail, restaurants, media, test and measurement companies and industrial manufacturers. We believe our broad mandate, flexible approach and deep industry expertise makes us a valued partner to companies, management teams, advisors, private equity firms and other investment managers. Black Canyon's competitive advantages include:

  • Experienced multi-disciplined investment team: Investment professionals have over 90 years of combined experience in the areas of credit investing, private equity investing, and investment banking.
  • Unparalleled structuring expertise: With decades of experience executing complicated transactions, our team is equipped to handle almost any structural complexity and expertly align a company’s capital structure with its needs and opportunities.
  • Flexibility: We work with companies to develop tailored solutions to unique capital structure needs — and as circumstances change, we have the flexibility to modify our structure to meet those needs.
  • Speed and responsiveness: We are guided by an absolute devotion to treating businesses and opportunities with the focus they deserve.