Monroe Capital Taps Gueikian For Special Situations Role

Aug 3 2017 | 6:20pm ET

Direct lending specialist Monroe Capital has named former Melody Capital Partners managing partner Cesar Gueikian as a managing director and co-portfolio manager. 

In his new role, Gueikian will lead the firm’s new special situations credit strategy and manage its special situations credit fund, Monroe said in a statement. The new fund will focus on origination driven, senior and asset based private debt, and secondary special situations with an emphasis on principal protection.

Prior to coming aboard at Monroe, Gueikian was a founder and managing partner of New York-based alternative asset manager Melody Capital Partners. Beforehand, he was at UBS from 2009 until 2012 as the Global Head of the Special Situations Group, where his responsibilities included overseeing all structured and private lending. While at UBS, Gueikian co-chaired the Global Investment Committee, was a member of the European Management Committee, and a Significant Influence Function delegate on behalf of UBS with the Financial Services Authority in London. 

Prior to UBS, he headed illiquid credit trading for North America at Merrill Lynch, and began his career at Deutsche Bank where he focused on credit analysis, corporate valuation, capital structure, waterfall, and fundamental analysis.

“We are very excited to add Cesar to the Monroe team,” said Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital, in the statement. “Cesar has an accomplished career of over 18 years in special situations credit and I am pleased to have him co-lead our effort in this area.” 

Founded in 2004 and based in Chicago, Monroe Capital is a middle market direct lending and private credit asset manager providing private credit solutions to corporate borrowers in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s middle market lending platform provides senior and junior debt financing to middle market businesses and private equity sponsors. Structures include unitranche, cash flow, asset based and enterprise value loans as well as equity co-investments. Monroe had $4.1 billion of committed and managed capital under management as of March 31, 2017.


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