Monroe Capital LLC has hired Cesar Gueikian as a managing director and co-portfolio manager. Gueikian will lead the firm’s new new special situations credit strategy and manage its special situations credit fund. Previously, Gueikian worked at Melody Capital Partners where he was a founder and managing partner.
Chicago, IL, August 3, 2017 – Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) announced Cesar Gueikian has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager. Together with Managing Director, Aaron Peck, they will lead the firm’s new special situations credit strategy and manage the Monroe Capital Special Situations Credit Fund. The new business strategy will focus on origination driven, senior and asset based private debt, and secondary special situations with an emphasis on principal protection.
“We are very excited to add Cesar to the Monroe team,” said Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital. “Cesar has an accomplished career of over 18 years in special situations credit and I am pleased to have him co-lead our effort in this area. Launching the new special situations credit strategy is a natural evolution for Monroe’s growth to expand its private credit business and offer our limited partners the ability to get unique exposure to the opportunistic and special situation asset based credit space. Adding this synergistic business puts Monroe at the forefront of private credit allowing our investors unique access and exposure to the entire spectrum of private credit solutions.”
“I am very excited to partner with the Monroe team,” said Cesar Gueikian. “It is hard to find such a unique team that has significant credit experience across many business cycles and that has been very successful working together as a single unit in the same business for almost twenty years. Monroe has the most qualified teams of originators, underwriting and due diligence, operations, legal, and investor relations that I have come across. I am very excited to be part of the Monroe family and to help grow the business,” added Cesar.
Prior to Monroe, Cesar was a Founder and Managing Partner of Melody Capital Partners, a New York based alternative asset manager focused on private debt and secondary investing. Prior to Melody, he was at UBS from 2009 until 2012 as the Global Head of the Special Situations Group. His responsibilities included overseeing all structured and private lending. He was also Head of UBS Leveraged Finance Capital Markets for EMEA starting in 2010. His responsibilities included Leveraged Loans and High Yield Bonds across a variety of transaction structures including acquisition and bridge financings, refinancings, and recapitalizations, working primarily with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. While at UBS, Cesar co-chaired the Global Investment Committee, was a member of the European Management Committee, and a Significant Influence Function delegate on behalf of UBS with the Financial Services Authority in London. Prior to UBS, he headed Illiquid Credit Trading for North America at Merrill Lynch. Cesar began his career at Deutsche Bank where he focused on credit analysis, corporate valuation, capital structure, waterfall, and fundamental analysis.
Cesar earned his B.A. in Business from Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina and his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago with a concentration in Analytical Finance and Economics.
About Monroe Capital
Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a middle market direct lending and private credit asset management firm. Since 2004, the firm has provided private credit solutions to corporate borrowers in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe’s middle market lending platform provides senior and junior debt financing to middle market businesses and private equity sponsors. Investment types include unitranche financings; cash flow, asset based and enterprise value based loans; and equity co-investments. Monroe is committed to being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, senior management and private equity sponsors. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. Monroe has been recognized by Private Debt Investor as the 2016 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year; M&A Advisor as the 2016 Lender Firm of the Year; Global M&A Network as the 2016 Small Middle Markets Lender of the Year; and the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2015 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year. For more information, please visit monroecap.com.