Meet the Team

Knowledge and Experience

The team has the relevant knowledge and experience to source attractive opportunities and provide flexible and transformative credit solutions to growth companies in Europe.

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Dennis Klieber

Founder & Co-CIO

Dennis is a Founder of GCP and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and managing transactions.

Prior to founding GCP, Dennis was a credit investor at Centerbridge Partners where he was spearheading the firm’s sourcing and underwriting of Growth Debt investments in tech-enabled companies across Europe. Additionally, he was involved in special situations investing across private and public markets.

Previously, Dennis was a Private Equity investor at Lone Star Funds focused on value-driven, control-oriented Private Equity investments in European operating companies.

Dennis started his career as an Investment Analyst at The Blackstone Group in New York and London focused on credit and special situations investing.

Dennis graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics. He was the recipient of the Reuben Jeffery III Scholarship.

Prior to his career in finance, Dennis was a professional biathlete in Germany. Dennis is a certified skiing and tennis instructor. 

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Damian Hahnloser

Founder & Co-CIO

Damian is a Founder of GCP and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and managing transactions.

Prior to founding GCP, Damian was a Partner at PrimeStone Capital, a concentrated public equities fund investing in European Mid-Cap stocks.

Previously, Damian was the third member of GIC’s Private Credit Group, helping to grow the portfolio to more than $20bn. He completed more than 30 direct credit deals, investing in 21 PE-sponsored companies.

Before joining GIC, Damian started his career at Perella Weinberg Partners advising on M&A and IPO transactions with a particular focus on healthcare.

Damian has an M.A. from Balliol College, Oxford in Economics and Management. He held a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.

Damian is an active angel investor. His hobbies are flying (PPL holder), diving, travelling (50 countries) and learning languages (Spanish and Korean).

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Lizzie Ball

Founding Partner, COO & General Counsel

Lizzie is responsible for fund operations, deal structuring and legal execution. She is a qualified lawyer with over 20 years of experience.

Prior to joining GCP, Lizzie was the Chairman of Shard Credit Partners and she was a member of the investment committees for Shard’s private- and venture debt funds. She also led the firm’s ESG strategy.

Previously, Lizzie was Managing Director and Associate GC at Barings responsible for legal oversight, deal execution and fund structuring for the special situations team. She took a leading role representing Barings on 50+ restructuring committees across various European jurisdictions.

Lizzie started her career at Hogan Lovells specialising in restructuring and leveraged finance.

Lizzie graduated from Manchester University with a law degree and went to Nottingham Law School.

Outside of work Lizzie is a very keen tennis player and skier and is active charity fundraiser for The Royal Marsden and Royal Trinity Hospice.