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Monroe Capital Establishes Independent Sponsor Finance Vertical

January 30, 2018, 07:12 AM
Filed Under: New Venture

Monroe Capital LLC announced it has established an Independent Sponsor Finance vertical.  Brad Bernstein, Chris Larson and Zia Uddin will lead the vertical, based out of the firm’s Chicago office. Bernstein, Larson and Uddin have an average of over 20 years’ experience in private equity and independent sponsor finance.
The Independent Sponsor Finance vertical focuses on providing comprehensive “one-stop” solutions for independent sponsors seeking both debt and equity financing for acquisitions, mergers, business combinations and recapitalizations. In the last few years, Monroe funded 12 transactions involving over $300 million of debt and equity capital to independent sponsors. Our team has a broad investment mandate and prides itself on its ability to move quickly and efficiently on new opportunities. The Independent Sponsor Finance vertical complements our existing healthcare, technology, media, specialty finance, and retail and consumer products asset based lending focused verticals.
In 2017, Monroe financed 77 direct lending investment transactions, involving over $2.0 billion of new capital deployed.  Monroe manages in excess of $5.2 billion in various funds including private credit funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs), a publicly-traded BDC and other fund vehicles.

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