Theodore L. Koenig, C.P.A. (BS'80)
Academy of Alumni Fellows 2014
Ted Koenig, President, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, has over 25 years of experience in structuring, negotiating and investing in debt and equity transactions. Monroe Capital is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market companies. Investment types include unitranche financings, cash flow and enterprise value based loans, acquisition facilities, mezzanine debt, second lien or last-out loans and equity co-investments. Monroe Capital has invested over $2.5 billion of capital in over 400 investment transactions since its inception. Recently, Monroe Capital was recognized by Global M&A Network as the Small Mid Market Lender of the Year for the firm’s notable transactions, expertise, track record, team leadership and more importantly, client service. Monroe Capital manages closed end funds with approximately $1.5 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Koenig also serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of Monroe Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MRCC), a publicly traded business development company (BDC). MRCC completed its initial public offering in October, 2012.
Prior to founding Monroe Capital in 2004, Mr. Koenig was President and CEO of Hilco Capital LP, a junior secured/mezzanine debt fund established in 2000. Hilco Capital arranged for and invested in over 36 transactions between 2001 and 2004 investing over $200 million. Prior to that, Mr. Koenig spent 13 years at the Chicago-based law firm of Holleb & Coff as partner and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Finance groups, where he supervised and was responsible for structuring, negotiating and documenting acquisitions and sales of middle-market companies as well as representing the firm’s bank, financial institution and commercial finance clients in financing transactions for buyout, growth, recapitalization and restructuring transactions. Before joining Holleb & Coff in 1986, Mr. Koenig spent three years in the Mergers/Acquisitions and Corporate Finance practice group of Winston & Strawn where he was involved mostly in structuring and documenting buyouts, sales and financings for middle market companies.
Mr. Koenig is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (B.S.) in accounting with high honors and Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.) with honors. Mr. Koenig is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Koenig is also a Director of the Commercial Finance Association, and a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Mr. Koenig is a frequent lecturer to various business and financial organizations on topics such as the current environment for senior and junior secured debt, unitranche and mezzanine debt, structuring successful leveraged loan transactions and acquiring troubled companies. Mr. Koenig has published numerous articles in these areas.
Mr. Koenig also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University; Board of Overseers, Chicago-Kent College of Law; and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allendale School, a non-profit residential and educational facility for emotionally troubled children in the greater Chicago area.
Mr. Koenig was named the 2012 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA) and Grant Thornton LLP. The Middle Market Thought Leader Award recognizes individuals in the mergers and acquisitions profession who create and advocate ideas that are transformative for the industry. Mr. Koenig also received the 2013 Torch of Liberty Award from the Mid-West Region of the Anti-Defamation League recognizing his achievements in both the corporate and philanthropic communities.