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Monroe Expands Originations Team

New origination-focused managing director comes to Monroe from Manulife Investment Management

Monroe Capital has added Chris Babick to its originations team as a managing director.

Mr. Babick will be active sourcing new relationships and originating new business opportunities within the southeast region of the United States.

Beginning in 2018, Mr. Babick was a director at Manulife Investment Management, where he sourced, structured, and underwrote debt transactions for middle-market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Babick was a director at THL Credit, where he was active with Midwest-based private debt transactions. Earlier he was an associate in the leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan and an associate in the consumer retail group at Goldman Sachs.

“We are very excited to add Chris to the Monroe team,” said Tom Aronson, the vice chairman and head of originations at Monroe Capital. “Chris has an accomplished career of over 19 years providing financing solutions to middle-market companies and brings with him many great relationships and a wide range of experience across multiple industries. He will help us continue to grow our robust origination platform that we have built throughout the United States.”

Mr. Babick has undergraduate degrees in history and business administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and his MBA from the University of Virginia.

Monroe Capital (NASDAQ: MRCC) is an active provider of senior and junior debt financing to middle-market businesses, special situation borrowers and private equity sponsors. Investment types include unitranche financings; cash flow, asset-based and enterprise value-based loans; and equity co-investments. The firm was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Naples, New York, and San Francisco.

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