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Monroe Capital Named Lender of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions

March 18, 2019, 09:00 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Mergers & Acquisitions announced the eight winners of its 2018 M&A Mid-Market Awards, which recognize the leading dealmakers and deals that set the standard for transactions in the middle market.

Among this year's winners, Monroe Capital was named Lender of the Year after marking impressive growth over the last five years. The Chicago lender has increased its assets under management at a compound annual growth rate of 38 percent over five years, bringing the total to $7 billion, up from $1.9 billion in 2014. The firm has also expanded significantly when it comes to employees and offices, the number of limited partners with worldwide coverage and loan volume and dollars deployed, the magazine noted.

Hollie Haynes of Luminate Capital Partners was named dealmaker of the year. In raising Luminate Capital Partners’ second fund with $425 million of capital in 2018, Haynes secured the technology-focused private equity firm’s position as a consummate investor in middle-market enterprise software companies. The San Francisco firm, which Haynes founded in 2014 after a successful 15 years at technology investing powerhouse Silver Lake, has completed nine deals and delivered one exit and two recapitalizations to date.

Other winners included:

  • TA Associates, which won Private Equity Firm of the Year for growing significantly as the firm celebrated its 50th anniversary and completed its 500th transaction.
  • Fortive, which scored Deal of the Year for its $775 million acquisition of Gordian, a provider of construction software in a transformative deal for the construction industry. 
  • Nike, which was named Strategic Buyer of the Year, for buying Zodiac and Invertex, a pair of innovative digital startups helping the athletic apparel maker get closer to customers.

Read more about the winners here

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