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Monroe Capital Closes $457 Million Collateralized Loan Obligation Transaction

Chicago, IL, March 22, 2022

Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) today announced the closing of a $457 million term debt securitization known as Monroe Capital MML CLO XIII, LTD. The term financing was Monroe’s eighth new issue CLO completed since 2018 and is secured by a portfolio of middle market senior secured loans.

Monroe sold securities rated from AAA through BB as well as Subordinated Notes. Monroe and its affiliates retained a majority of the Subordinated Notes in the transaction. Deutsche Bank served as the Lead Manager, Structuring Agent and Bookrunner, with Raymond James serving as Co-manager. This transaction was structured to meet and comply with both the European risk retention guidelines as well as U.S. risk retention guidelines.

“This was a nice execution in a challenging market and we were very pleased to work with our partners Deutsche Bank and Raymond James. We were able to expand our investor base across the capital stack and work with a very diverse group of new and existing investors.” said Jeremy VanDerMeid, Portfolio Manager of Monroe. “Our middle market CLO platform continues to offer investors around the world a unique avenue to invest in U.S. middle market loans.”

Monroe’s CLO platform has over $4.1 billion assets under management (“AUM”) with 13 middle market CLO vehicles. Monroe has a proven 16-year track record as both a middle market and broadly syndicated CLO manager with the same senior investment team and portfolio manager, having successfully navigated multiple credit cycles. Our ability to blend proprietary directly originated deal flow with the traditional middle market syndicated transactions continues to create a unique, diversified portfolio for CLO investors.

The firm has approximately $12.7 billion AUM and a diversified private credit platform of 30+ vehicles comprised of direct lending and opportunistic credit funds, a publicly traded and private BDCs, separately managed accounts, and CLOs.

About Monroe Capital
Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a premier boutique asset management firm specializing in private credit markets across various strategies, including direct lending, asset-based lending, specialty finance, opportunistic and structured credit, and equity. Since 2004, the firm has been successfully providing capital solutions to clients in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe prides itself on being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, management, and both private equity and independent sponsors. Monroe’s platform offers a wide variety of investment products for both institutional and high net worth investors with a focus on generating high quality “alpha” returns irrespective of business or economic cycles. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Naples, New York, San Francisco and Seoul.

Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Private Debt Investor as the 2021 Senior Lender of the Year, 2021 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, Americas; Creditflux as the 2021 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; Global M&A Net-work as the 2021 Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, U.S.A.; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Pri-vate Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information, please visit