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Monroe Capital Supports Clarion Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Vin Di Bona Productions

Chicago, IL, January 24, 2023

Monroe Capital LLC announced it acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a senior credit facility to support the acquisition of Vin Di Bona Productions and V10 Entertainment (“V10”) by private equity sponsor Clarion Capital Partners.

Founded in 1989, Vin Di Bona Productions is an established unscripted television production company and exclusive producer of America’s Funniest Home Videos and other unscripted television content. V10 is a holding company platform formed in partnership with Clarion Capital Partners to acquire family-friendly, non-fiction traditional and digital content. V10 is led by CEO John Stevens, who founded Zoo Productions and Hangar 56 Media, and President Hans Schiff, a former non-scripted agent at CAA.

This transaction is representative of Monroe Capital’s Media Finance Vertical, which provides financing solutions for companies in film and television, music, talent, traditional media, digital, and production adjacent businesses.

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, Miami, Naples, New York, San Francisco, and Seoul.

Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Global M&A Network as the 2022 Small Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, Americas; 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; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Private Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information, please visit