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Monroe Capital Hires Cohen to Head Global Institutional Partnerships

May 17, 2022, 08:08 AM

Monroe Capital announced Gila Cohen has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Global Institutional Partnerships based in the firm’s New York office. She will be responsible for new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint, among institutional investors, focusing on the high growth Opportunistic and Real Estate private credit areas of the firm.

Prior to Monroe, Gila was Chief Investment Strategy Officer of MUFG (USA), and was responsible for advising, directing, and governing the strategic alternatives investment portfolio, as well as playing a strategic role in the firmwide missions for ESG and DEI. She also advised on the development of strategic partnerships across the firm and investment opportunities for a wide spectrum of MUFG entities, focused on both corporate and financial services outside of Japan. She has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, M&A, sell and buy side transactions, underwriting, originating and investing across real-estate, private equity and private credit, and building strong strategic partnerships. Prior to MUFG, Gila was a Managing Partner at Castle Lanterra, where she was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, and private placement efforts. Prior to Castle Lanterra, Gila held senior positions at Courtland Partners, Capital Dynamics, and Golub Capital. She also served in investment banking roles while at JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse First Boston. She earned her B.A. in Art History with a concentration in Mathematics from Columbia University.

“We are very excited to add Gila to the Monroe Capital team,” said Ted Koenig, Chairman and CEO of Monroe Capital. “Gila has an accomplished career of over 25 years of experience in alternative investments focusing on global institutional investors and capital formation. She brings with her many long-term relationships and much experience across the globe. We are fortunate to have Gila join our already robust team in continuing to expand our global footprint.”

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