Monroe Capital LLC announced that it is the recipient of the 2013 Unitranche Lender of the Year by the Private Debt Investor , a global independent publication based in London, covering the private debt and private equity industries.

This award recognizes the firm’s capabilities as the leading unitranche lender in the Americas. Monroe Capital provides “one-stop” capital solutions for buyout, recapitalization, growth and refinance transactions in the form of senior revolving facilities, senior and junior term loans and equity co-investments, supporting both private equity-sponsored and non-sponsored transactions and privately-owned businesses. The Private Debt Investor Awards recognize firms in three geographic regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific. Winners were selected by eligible voters among the private debt, private equity and institutional limited partner communities, with more than 1,400 separate votes cast.

Private Debt Investor congratulates the Monroe Capital team on its award in what was a fiercely competitive category. It is a testament to the firm’s success in utilizing unitranche as a financing tool, and its evident popularity with the North American private equity sponsor community,” said Oliver Smiddy, editor.

“We are very honored to be recognized by our peers and colleagues as the Unitranche Lender of the Year for the Americas,” said Ted Koenig, president and CEO of Monroe Capital LLC. “Monroe’s total financing solutions approach within the middle market and lower middle market is a testament to the depth and breadth of our platform and the robust growth we continue to achieve. Institutional limited partners have come to appreciate the unique and differentiated investment returns generated by the Monroe Capital family of funds.”