Monroe Capital closes $412 mln CLO

Monroe Capital has closed a $412 million term debt securitization known as Monroe Capital BSL CLO 2015-1. According to the company, this is the second CLO that Monroe has closed in the last six months. BNP Paribas served as the lead manager, structuring agent and bookrunner.

PRESS RELEASE

Chicago, IL, May 29, 2015 – Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) today announced the closing of a $412 million term debt securitization known as Monroe Capital BSL CLO 2015-1. The term financing was Monroe’s second CLO completed in the last six months and is secured mostly by broadly syndicated senior secured loans and has a 4 year reinvestment period.

Monroe sold securities rated from AAA through B. Monroe and its affiliates retained all of the Subordinated Notes in the transaction. BNP Paribas served as the Lead Manager, Structuring Agent and Bookrunner. This transaction was structured to meet and comply with the new European risk retention guidelines as well as the proposed U.S. risk retention guidelines.

“We continue to see very strong interest in Monroe’s CLO platform, both in middle market and broadly syndicated senior secured loan assets. Our investor base continues to expand in the U.S. and Europe,” said Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe. “We are pleased to count several of our existing CLO investors in this transaction as well as many new investors.”

Jeremy VanDerMeid, Managing Director of Monroe, said, “We were pleased to work with BNP Paribas on this transaction and appreciate the execution that we received. We look forward to future transactions with our investor partners.”

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. Monroe has been recognized by Global M&A Network as the 2013 and 2014 Small Mid-Market Lender of the Year, Private Debt Investor as the 2013 Unitranche Lender of the Year and 2014 Senior Lender of the Year, and the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2015 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year. To learn more about Monroe Capital LLC, visit www.monroecap.com.