Monroe Capital LLC today announced it acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a senior credit facility to support the acquisition of System 3 by CMI Group (“CMI”). CMI is an existing portfolio company of Gallant Capital Partners.
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, CMI is a leading manufacturer of critical components for engines, APUs, fuel and fluid systems, gears, hydraulics, and valves for the majority of commercial, military and business jet platforms serving the aerospace and defense industry. CMI is a key supplier for major global OEMs and utilizes its vertically integrated manufacturing expertise and broad capabilities set to deliver high quality products and services to its customers. Systems 3 manufactures hundreds of complex and unique parts that are used in mission-critical applications and require the highest level of quality and reliability. Parts and components include flight safety components that are essential to the operations of leading rotary-wing platforms such as the AH-64 Apache helicopter. With the acquisition, CMI becomes the preeminent complex precision manufacturing partner for both commercial and defense focused OEMs.
About Monroe Capital
Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a premier boutique asset management firm specializing in private credit markets across various strategies, including direct lending, asset-based lending, specialty finance, opportunistic and structured credit, and equity. Since 2004, the firm has been successfully providing capital solutions to clients in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe prides itself on being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, management, and both private equity and independent sponsors. Monroe’s platform offers a wide variety of investment products for both institutional and high net worth investors with a focus on generating high quality “alpha” returns irrespective of business or economic cycles. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Naples, New York, San Francisco, and Seoul.
Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Creditflux as the 2021 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; Global M&A Network as the 2021 Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, U.S.A.; Private Debt Investor as the 2020 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, 2020 Lender of the Year, and 2020 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Private Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information, please visit www.monroecap.com.
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Theodore L. Koenig
Monroe Capital LLC