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Monroe Capital Selected as 2023 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year and CLO Manager of the Year by Private Debt Investor

Chicago, IL, March 5, 2024

Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) was selected as the recipient of two separate Private Debt Investor (“PDI”) awards, including the 2023 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year and CLO Manager of the Year (Americas).

PDI is a private markets publication, tracking the institutions, the funds, and the transactions shaping the private debt markets. PDI is published by PEI, the only global B2B information group focused exclusively on private equity, private debt, private real estate, infrastructure and agri investing.

The Private Debt Investor Awards are determined annually to recognize the contributions of industry participants in the private debt asset class. The awards recognize firms in three geographic regions of Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. Winners were selected by thousands of voters among the private debt, private equity and institutional investor communities. Monroe Capital has won 16 PDI Awards since the award program inception in 2013.

“Private Debt Investor congratulates Monroe Capital on its multiple award wins in what were very competitive categories. These awards are voted ‘by the market, for the market,’ so they are a genuine reflection of the views of the asset class,” said Andy Thomson, Senior Editor of Private Debt Investor.

Zia Uddin, President of Monroe added, “We are thrilled to celebrate our 20-year anniversary with these awards. We have worked hard to build trust with our investors, private equity sponsors and borrowers since our inception in order to be recognized as an award-winning firm. This broad recognition across our lower middle market and CLO strategies reflects our ability to offer stable, high risk adjusted returns for our investors. We remain committed to building our differentiated approach to investing and continue to search for new opportunities that capitalize on our platform.”

As of January 1, 2024, the firm has $18.4 billion AUM and a diversified private credit platform of direct lending and opportunistic credit funds, venture debt, 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, 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. For more information and important disclaimers, please visit

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, 2023 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, 2023 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

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.