Theodore L. Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe Capital LLC, Named Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year

CHICAGO--()--Monroe Capital LLC today announced that Theodore L. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer, was named the 2012 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) and Grant Thornton LLP. The Middle Market Thought Leader Award recognizes individuals in the mergers and acquisitions profession who create and advocate ideas that are transformative for the industry.

“We look forward to continue meeting the complete financing needs of our many corporate and private equity clients in 2013.”

Mr. Koenig received the award because of his leadership contributions in 2012 relating to unitranche debt financing and the effect it has had on the M&A market and how it has enabled private equity sponsors and borrowers to complete transactions in today’s environment. “This year’s winner, Ted Koenig, has made an enormous impact in the middle market M&A community through his comprehensive examination of this new alternative for financing acquisitions of mid-sized companies,” said Steve Brady, a Partner in Grant Thornton’s Transaction Advisory Services practice and a member of this year’s selection committee.

“I am very honored to have been selected as the Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by the AM&AA and Grant Thornton LLP. This award reflects the hard work of our professionals over the past year as we have broadened our financing capabilities to provide our clients with the fullest range of innovative, seamless capital structure options available for private equity sponsors and small to middle market companies,” said Koenig. “We look forward to continue meeting the complete financing needs of our many corporate and private equity clients in 2013.”

About Monroe Capital

Monroe Capital LLC is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada. Investment types include unitranche financings, cash flow and enterprise value based loans, acquisition facilities, mezzanine debt, second lien or last-out loans and equity co-investments. Monroe Capital prides itself on its flexible investment approach and its ability to close and fund transactions quickly. Monroe is committed to being a value-added and user-friendly partner to owners, senior management and private equity sponsors. To learn more about Monroe Capital LLC, visit www.monroecap.com.

About AM&AA

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA’s 875+ professional services firms – including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. Visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.

Contacts

For more information, please contact:
Theodore L. Koenig
Monroe Capital LLC
312-523-2360
tkoenig@monroecap.com
or
Kelly Holman
BackBay Communications
212-209-3844
kelly.holman@backbaycommunications.com

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