Photo of Tom MacManus “Where we differ a little is that CEO Jerry Dunn and the investors have intentionally focused on the small and middle market,” MacManus says.

SAN DIEGO—At the Mortgage Banker Association’s CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo running here through Wednesday, A10 Capital’s Tom MacManus will share the stage with experts from Blackstone and TPG in a panel discussion of “The Evolution of Private Debt Funds.” A10’s own story—a nimble lender specializing in the middle-market segment, but backed by some of private equity’s heaviest hitters—is something of a standout in the current lending environment, not to mention a juxtaposition with the likes of Blackstone. President, strategic accounts with A10, MacManus gives the rundown on what makes it tick.