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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) was selected as the recipient of the 2019
Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund by Creditflux, a London-based global
publication and leading information source for the rapidly evolving
market for credit funds and CLOs. The award was presented to the firm’s
Monroe Capital Senior Secured Direct Loan Fund LP.

Creditflux’s Credit Symposium and Manager Awards took place May 8, 2019
in London, England. The 11th Creditflux Manager Awards are fully
quantitative performance-based awards for the global CLO and credit fund
management industry. Each year, they reward the best performance
throughout the world over the previous 12 months. This year, 18 awards
were given to managers of private credit funds, high yield funds, CLOs
and hedge funds from across the industry and the globe, representing a
wide range of strategies and styles. The direct lending awards are
calculated based on several criteria including a combination of net IRR,
leverage calculations, and capital deployed.

Monroe is a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct
lending and opportunistic private credit, providing senior and junior
debt financing to businesses, special situation borrowers, and private
equity sponsors. This year, Creditflux selected Monroe as a finalist in
two categories: “Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund” and “Best New
Middle-Market CLO.”

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by Creditflux as the Best
Direct Lending Fund in the U.S. for 2019,” said Ted Koenig, President
and CEO of Monroe Capital LLC. “Our nomination as Best New Middle-Market
CLO and our selection as Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund for the second
year in a row is indicative of the depth and breadth of the Monroe
Capital private credit platform. For over 15 years we have provided
consistent, uncorrelated, high risk adjusted returns to our investors
and shareholders throughout the world. We are pleased to be selected for
this prestigious award which was based on purely data driven limited
partner return metrics.”

About Monroe Capital

Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a private credit asset management firm
specializing in direct lending and opportunistic private credit
investing. Since 2004, the firm has provided private credit solutions to
borrowers in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe’s middle market lending
platform provides debt financing to businesses, special situation
borrowers, and private equity sponsors. Investment types include cash
flow, enterprise value and asset-based loans; unitranche financings; and
equity co-investments. Monroe is committed to being a value-added and
user-friendly partner to business owners, senior management, and private
equity and independent sponsors. The firm is headquartered in Chicago
and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San
Francisco.

Monroe has been recognized by Creditflux as the 2019 Best U.S. Direct
Lending Fund; Private Debt Investor as the 2018 Lower Mid-Market Lender
of the Year; Mergers & Acquisitions as the 2018 Lender of the Year;
Global M&A Network as the 2018 Small Middle Markets Lender of the Year;
M&A Advisor as the 2016 Lender Firm 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 www.monroecap.com.

Contacts

Theodore L. Koenig
Monroe Capital LLC
312-523-2360
tkoenig@monroecap.com

Caroline Collins
BackBay Communications
617-963-0065
caroline.collins@backbaycommunications.com