Daily News: January 18, 2012

Monroe Credit Advisors Secures $14 Million for Energy Company

Monroe Credit Advisors announced the closing of a $14 million senior secured credit facility by a Northeast-based lender. Proceeds of the loan will be used to recapitalize and provide ongoing working capital for the private electric power generation company.

Monroe Credit was engaged as the exclusive advisor for the company to provide financing alternatives to help the company meet its growth targets and financial goals. Monroe ran a targeted placement process with banks and leading commercial finance companies that had experience in the energy space and could grow with the company.

Linda Crothers, a managing director of Monroe Credit Advisors, said, “Our client is a very strong operator experienced in running power generation assets that was looking to raise institutional debt capital for the first time. The company partnered with Monroe to help structure the transaction and utilized Monroe’s experience in the debt capital markets to find a lender that would help the company achieve its financing goals. Monroe led a successful placement process and we were able to close on this critical loan before the end of 2011.”

The company, located in the Northeast, owns and manages a variety of power generation assets used in the production of energy including natural gas, fuel oil and various types of renewable fuels such as biodiesel and hydropower. The assets used in this particular transaction provide peaking power to the grid and include a pipeline that transports natural gas under a long-term contract.

Monroe Credit Advisors, the investment banking affiliate of middle-market lender Monroe Capital, provides debt capital solutions to middle market companies and their investors.