Monroe Capital Expands Credit Facility to MSDP Group LLC

01/15/15

Chicago, IL, January 15, 2015 – Monroe Capital LLC today announced an increase in the credit facility to MSDP Group LLC (“MSDP”) to support the acquisition of ACCEL Performance Group (“ACCEL”). MSDP is a portfolio company of Hot Rod Brands, LLC, an affiliate of Z Capital Partners, LLC.

Based in El Paso, Texas, MSDP operates in the street enthusiast, professional racer and powersports markets, where they maintain industry-leading market share positions across all of their product categories under the MSD®, Racepak®, Superchips® and Edge® brands. ACCEL is a prominent performance aftermarket parts manufacturer with brands including ACCEL, Mr. Gasket, Mallory Ignition, Lakewood, QuickTime and Hays brands. The acquisition of ACCEL brings together two industry leaders of the automotive aftermarket, resulting in increased capabilities and an unmatched footprint in the aftermarket platform. Furthermore, with this complementary acquisition and ACCEL’s impressive portfolio of brands, MSDP has a greater ability to serve its customers with new, innovative product offerings at a higher level of personal service.

About Monroe Capital
Monroe Capital LLC is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada. Investment types include unitranche financings, cash flow and enterprise value based loans, acquisition facilities, mezzanine debt, second lien or last-out loans and equity co-investments. Monroe Capital prides itself on its flexible investment approach and its ability to close and fund transactions quickly. Monroe is committed to being a value-added and user-friendly partner to owners, senior management and private equity sponsors. Monroe has been recognized by Global M&A Network as the 2013 and 2014 Small Mid Market Lender of the Year and by Private Debt Investor as the 2013 Unitranche Lender of the Year. To learn more about Monroe Capital LLC, visit www.monroecap.com.