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Chris Barbier


Vice President

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Capital Markets, Equity Strategies, Investment Management


The Mezzanine and Private Equity Group of Hartford Investment Management is an active provider of capital to private equity markets. The Group provides direct mezzanine debt and equity, and can provide equity on a stand alone basis in support of leveraged transactions. In addition to its direct investment activities, the firm seeks to invest in top-performing, middle market private equity and mezzanine funds that will provide a source of co-investment opportunities. The Group typically invests between $5 million and $30 million in mezzanine financing and up to $10 million in equity financing within the United States and Canada. Selectively, the firm will also invest in top performing funds that target investments outside of its middle market focus. As of December 31, 2012, the firm managed approximately $1.8 billion in mezzanine and private equity assets and commitments.