Monroe Hires Originations MD

Monroe Capital has added Karin Kovacic to the firm’s originations team as Managing Director, East Coast Region. Ms. Kovacic will be based in Monroe’s New York office.

Prior to joining Monroe, Ms. Kovacic was a Senior Vice President at Alcentra Capital where she focused on business development and deal origination. Before Alcentra, she led CBIZ’s growth, business development and marketing efforts in the New York metropolitan area. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kovacic spent four years as a Vice President at Fifth Street Capital where she was responsible for deal origination, marketing and business development efforts in the Northeast.

Monroe provides senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market and lower middle market companies based in the US and Canada. The firm is led by Ted Koenig, President and CEO; Michael Egan, EVP & Chief Credit Officer; and Thomas Aronson, Managing Director, Head of Originations. Monroe has approximately 90 professionals including 50 investment professionals averaging over 17 of direct investing experience.

“We are very excited to add Karin to the Monroe Capital originations team,” said Mr. Aronson. “Karin has an accomplished career of over 15 years providing financing solutions to middle-market companies and brings with her many great relationships and a wide range of experience across multiple industries. She will help us continue to grow our robust direct origination platform that we have built throughout the US.”

Monroe has $5.2 billion of committed and managed capital under management. In 2017, the firm financed 77 direct lending investment transactions, involving over $2 billion of new capital. Monroe was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, and Dallas (www.monroecap.com).

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