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Monroe Capital Hires Saint-Denis to Head Sports Finance Vertical

May 10, 2022, 08:06 AM

Monroe Capital announced Gordon Saint-Denis has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Sports Finance. Saint-Denis will be responsible for originating new investments across the capital structure for acquisition financing and recapitalizations for all major sports teams and venues in North America and Europe as well as other businesses in the sports ecosystem such as soccer, rugby, cycling, racing, golf, endurance races, e-sports and sports technology companies, merchandising, name, image and likeness (NILs), ticketing, and equipment companies.      

Prior to Monroe, Saint-Denis was a Managing Director & Group Head in the Sports Advisory & Finance group for Citizens Bank where he provided financing to teams and venues for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS. Prior to Citizens, Gordon was a Managing Director and Group Head in the Sports Advisory & Finance Group at Huntington Bank. He also headed the Sports Finance Group at CIT Group and co-founded and led the Sports Finance Group at SG Cowen. Saint-Denis has over 20 years of experience in banking as well as sports consulting.  

“We are very excited to add Gordon to the Monroe Capital originations team,” said Tom Aronson, Vice Chairman & Head of Originations of Monroe Capital. “Gordon’s expertise and relationships will allow Monroe to continue building our sports vertical which aligns with our desire to expand the sector specializations within an already robust originations platform. We are always looking to deepen our expertise in specialty niches where we can take advantage of our investing platform and create high quality investment opportunities for our investors.”

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