Värde Partners Announces Houston Office Opening

HOUSTON – Värde Partners, the global alternative investment firm, today announced the opening of a new office in Houston, Texas. The office will be led by Markus Specks, Managing Director who joined Värde in 2008 and leads the firm’s energy business.

Värde’s presence in Houston reinforces the firm’s commitment to the energy sector and further demonstrates its commitment to establishing local offices where they strengthen the firm’s investment capabilities. The Houston office is Värde’s 14th office globally.

“We see the energy sector as a key contributor to the firm’s long-term growth objectives, and are proud to call Houston home.” said Markus Specks. “While we have been long committed to energy, our new local presence will allow us to better develop and strengthen relationships with industry partners, and provide on the ground insights for our investors.”

Värde’s energy business provides tailored capital solutions to fit the dynamic needs of an evolving industry. The firm’s deep structuring expertise affords a flexible approach to investing, which can include credit, private equity, and asset-level exposure.

The new office is located at 609 Main Street in Houston’s downtown central business district, and is initially staffed by five employees.

About Värde Partners:
Värde Partners is a $13 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including real estate, corporate credit, mortgages, specialty finance, energy, transportation, and infrastructure. The firm sponsors and manages a family of private investment funds with a global investor base that includes foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. Now in its third decade, Värde employs more than 250 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.