Chicago-based lender Maranon Capital has hired Daniel Kirmse and Santo Barretta as portfolio analysts. Both are new positions at the firm, principal Theresa Mazzocci told PDI. Kirmse was previously a commercial banking representative with MB Financial Bank, where he was responsible for investment underwriting and portfolio management. Barretta joins from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), where he was a healthcare research analyst.
Kirmse spent three years at MB Financial Bank in Chicago, where he started out as a credit analyst, and later became a commercial banking representative, according to his LinkedIn profile. Kirmse, who is a certified public accountant (CPA), was an accountant at Coilcraft, a company that develops and manufactures chip inductors and other power and tech tools.
Barretta had started working at S&P in 2011, first as a senior research assistant in US Public Finance: Local Governments. In January 2014, he became a rating analyst in the US Public Finance: Healthcare group in Chicago, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Maranon Capital provides senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt, as well as equity co-investments to both sponsored and non-sponsored mid-market companies. Maranon usually invests in senior debt deals as the lead lender or a club participant. The firm also acts as the sole or lead lender in mezzanine transactions. Since its founding in 2008, the firm has put $1.8 billion of capital to work. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Birmingham, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.