Monroe Capital Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors
Chicago, IL, November 2, 2023
Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) was selected to be featured on Inc.’s fifth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list in the debt firm category. The list honors firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs, who remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.
Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.
“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.
Tom Aronson, Vice Chairman, stated, “We are thrilled to be recognized on the Inc. Founder Friendly list in the debt firm category. Our core strategy has always been to lend to founder-led businesses to support their continued growth initiatives, recapitalizations, provide dividends to shareholders or to provide growth equity. Since our inception in 2004, we have invested in over 250 founder led businesses demonstrating a proven history of supporting entrepreneurs.”
Monroe is a premier boutique asset management firm specializing in private credit markets across various strategies. Since 2004 and with $17.6 billion in AUM, the firm has been successfully providing capital solutions to clients in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe prides itself on executing transactions efficiently, thoughtfully, and in partnership with our non-sponsor owned businesses including business owners, management, and both private equity and independent sponsors.
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, technology finance, venture debt, opportunistic, structured credit, real estate 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 10 offices throughout the United States and Asia.
Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Private Debt Investor as the 2023 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Decade, 2022 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, 2022 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas; Inc.’s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors List; Global M&A Network as the 2023 Lower Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, U.S.A.; DealCatalyst as the 2022 Best CLO Manager of the Year; Korean Economic Daily as the 2022 Best Performance in Private Debt – Mid Cap; Creditflux as the 2021 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Private Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information and important disclaimers, please visit www.monroecap.com.
This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in any fund managed by Monroe Capital. Any offering is made to only pursuant to the relevant offering documents and the relevant subscription application, all of which should be read in their entirety. The information provided above is solely for informational purposes and may not be representative of a particular investor’s experience, nor should the information be construed, or relied upon, as any indication of future performance of Monroe or any of its funds.