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Monroe Capital Wins Mid-Markets Lender of the Year Award for 2021 by Global M&A Network

Chicago, IL, June 3, 2021

Monroe Capital LLC has been recognized by Global M&A Network as the Mid-Markets Lender of the Year. Award winners were honored at the virtual U.S.A. M&A Atlas Awards Gala held on May 26th.

This award recognizes the firm’s notable value-creating transactions, track record, sector expertise, team leadership and more importantly, client service. U.S.A. M&A Atlas Awards is part of the prestigious M&A Atlas Awards global brand, exclusively honoring best value-generating deals, star dealmakers and outstanding firms from North and South America.

“Monroe Capital exemplifies vision, tenacity and excellence for executing transactions from the vibrant small middle market industries,” said Shanta Kumari, CEO and Global Group Editor, Global M&A Network. “Monroe’s quality deals illustrate their expertise, team approach and commitment to their clients.”

“We are honored to be named the “Mid-Markets Lender of the Year” in 2021 for our accomplishments in middle market finance,” said Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe. “This year’s award is a testament to the team’s exemplary execution strategy which has driven our continued growth as a leader in the middle market.”

The firm has approximately $9.7 billion AUM and a diversified private credit platform of 25+ vehicles comprised of direct lending and opportunistic credit funds, a publicly traded and private BDCs, separately managed accounts, and CLOs. Monroe’s core investment efforts focus on the US Lower Middle Market, targeting companies with $35 million or less of EBITDA. Since inception in 2004, the firm has invested over 1,400 investments involving over $20 billion of investment loans.

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, New York, and San Francisco.

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