Monroe Credit Advisors, an affiliate of Monroe Capital, has hired Jeff Knopping as a new Managing Director and Partner to open its New York office. “We are very pleased with the growth of our Monroe Credit Advisors business. To be able to add someone with the depth and breadth of experience that Jeff brings is great,” said Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe Capital.
Monroe Credit Advisors helps middle market companies raise and structure debt capital and also provides advisory services for companies seeking guidance with their existing lending relationships or navigating through challenging credit issues. Customers include privately owned, sponsor-backed and publicly traded middle market firms. Monroe Credit Advisors has offices in Chicago and New York (www.monroecredit.com).
Mr. Knopping has raised over $50 billion in more than 200 transactions and has acted as an advisor to creditors and debtors in major restructurings and bankruptcies. Prior to Monroe, he was most recently a Managing Director in William Blair & Company’s Private Capital and Special Situations groups. He also spent 13 years at GE Capital where he co-founded the debt capital markets business and ultimately led all capital markets activities for GE Commercial Finance and served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Global Sponsor Finance practice. Prior to that, Mr. Knopping spent six years in Citigroup’s Loan Syndication Business.
“Jeff possesses a tremendous track record as an advisor and lender and has structured and raised capital for companies in a variety of industries and financial conditions over the last 25 years,” said Mark Gertzof, Managing Partner of Monroe Credit Advisors.
Monroe Capital is a specialty finance company providing senior and junior debt to middle-market companies. Monroe Capital specializes in originating, structuring and providing one-stop financings. Investment types include senior and junior secured debt as well as bridge loans, acquisition facilities, mezzanine or last-out secured loans and equity co-investments. The firm is based in Chicago, IL (www.monroecap.com).