Daily News: July 24, 2012

Monroe Capital Funds Facility to Support Acquisition

Monroe Capital announced the funding of a $16.5 million unitranche facility to support the acquisition of FTJ FundChoice, a provider of technology and services to investment advisors, by middle-market private equity firm Seaport Capital Partners.

The company’s Turnkey Asset Management Program (TAMP) and record keeping services provide investment advisors with efficient and scalable back office solutions, allowing advisors to focus on building client relationships.

Theodore L. Koenig, president and chief executive officer of Monroe Capital, said, “We were pleased that Seaport Capital Partners had the confidence in Monroe to provide a financing solution to support the acquisition of this unique service business. We look forward to working with the team as they execute on their growth objectives.”

Bill Luby, a founding partner of Seaport Capital Partners, said, “We were extremely pleased to have Monroe Capital as a financing partner in our acquisition of FTJ. Monroe Capital was able to provide a flexible capital structure and close our transaction in a timely manner. We appreciate the relationship we have developed with the Monroe Capital team.”

Hebron, KY-based FTJ FundChoice provides technology enabled mutual fund trading platforms to investment advisors nationwide.