Praesidian Adds Ben Marzouk as Managing Director

Praesidian Capital, a provider of mezzanine capital for small and mid-sized companies, has named Ben Marzouk as a managing director at the firm. Marzouk was previously founder and partner of Mid-Market Credit Advisors, a provider of strategic and advisory services relating to capital raising, M&A and restructuring. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years as a managing director of Investment Banking Services at CIT Group Inc. Based in New York City, Praesidian Capital manages over $700 million in committed capital.

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Praesidian Capital, a leading provider of mezzanine capital for small and mid-sized companies, announced today the appointment of Ben Marzouk to Managing Director.

“We are very excited to add Ben to the Praesidian team,” said Jason Drattell, Founder and Managing Partner at Praesidian Capital. “He has had an accomplished career providing debt solutions and advisory services to middle market companies and brings with him wide-ranging risk and portfolio management experience across multiple industries.”

Ben comes to Praesidian after two years as Founder and Partner of Mid-Market Credit Advisors, where he provided strategic and advisory services relating to capital raising, M&A and restructuring to private equity firms and privately-owned businesses. Prior to Mid-Market Credit Advisors, Ben spent seven years as a Managing Director of Investment Banking Services at CIT Group, Inc., where he managed up to 75 private equity client relationships and led a team responsible for originating, structuring, and underwriting senior and junior capital solutions for middle market companies. Previously, Ben spent six years in global debt origination within Desdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s Investment Banking Group and held senior positions at Citigroup, Inc. Ben began his career at the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corp., where he spent seven years in risk management review and corporate banking.

Ben has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Emory University, and an M.B.A. from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

About Praesidian Capital
Praesidian Capital partners with small and mid-sized businesses, providing private debt capital. With a focus on its core competency in mezzanine financing, Praesidian Capital invests in established, historically profitable companies often in connection with a management/leveraged buyout, recapitalization or refinancing. Based in New York City, Praesidian Capital manages over $700 million in committed capital. For more information, visit www.praesidian.com.