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Maranon Capital Hires Principal

Maranon Capital, L.P. announced today that Darin Schmalz has joined as a Principal. In this role, he will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as transaction execution and portfolio management with a particular focus on Maranon’s senior debt and unitranche strategies.

Schmalz has over 16 years of experience in structured credit, leveraged lending and investment analysis. Most recently, he was a Director with Fitch Ratings with responsibility for the firm’s U.S. private rating business as well as commentary and research on the leveraged loan and high yield markets. His previous experience also includes underwriting and investment management roles at CapitalSource, Antares Capital Corporation (now GE Antares), JP Morgan Securities, BNP Paribas and Van Kampen Investments.

Schmalz earned an M.B.A. from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

“We are very pleased to have Darin join Maranon Capital” commented Rich Jander, a Managing Director at Maranon Capital. “His experience is anchored in middle market credit, but Darin also brings capital markets expertise which is important as we continue to build on the array of credit-focused investment strategies under management at Maranon.”

About Maranon Capital:

Maranon Capital, L.P. provides senior and unitranche financing, mezzanine debt and equity co-investments for private equity-backed and non-sponsored middle market transactions. Maranon currently manages over $1 billion of committed capital. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Birmingham, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana. For more information about Maranon Capital please visit

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