Monroe Capital Private Capital
Headquartered in Chicago, Monroe Capital was established in 2004 and is a leading private credit asset management firm with approximately $5.5 billion in committed and managed assets under management. Monroe’s investment products seek to achieve solid risk-adjusted returns and high current income by utilizing the Monroe asset management and origination platform. Monroe has approximately 74 employees, inclusive of an investment team of approximately 43 professionals with an average of 17 years of credit, private equity, and investment experience; a national transaction sourcing network of eight offices located through the U.S.; and a proven investment discipline and strategy over multiple economic cycles. In addition, Monroe has 30 professionals focused on finance, accounting, compliance, loan operations, and marketing and investor relations.
The turmoil that occurred in the credit markets in 2008, and how it impacted regulations, banks and specialty finance firms represent a cyclical opportunity in the overall credit markets. Monroe believes that such turmoil had a structural impact on banks and other traditional regulated sources of senior debt, hedge funds, and specialty finance companies that will continue into the foreseeable future. Generally, due to the supply-demand imbalance for debt capital in the middle market, pricing continues to be more favorable and loan structures more conservative in the lower middle markets. The impact of these changes is especially present in the private loan market. Specifically, there is a lack of available capital in the market for borrowers with less than $30 million of EBITDA, particularly more so at levels of EBITDA below $15 million, which is where Monroe has focused their efforts.