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Marilyn Adler
Managing Partner at Mizzen Capital


Marilyn S. Adler is a Founder and Managing Partner at Mizzen Capital.  Mizzen is targeting $260 million of assets under management and invests as senior secured debt in lower middle market companies with $1 to $10 million of EBITDA.  Our industry focus includes niche manufacturing, business services, healthcare services, alternative energy and software.  Investment size ranges from $4 million to $15 million within the fund and partners with limited partners and other credit funds for larger deals.

Prior to founding Mizzen, Ms. Adler had senior management roles with SBIC investment funds including Medley SBIC LP, Sunrise Equity Partners LP and Hudson Venture Partners LP.  Prior to that, she worked at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association in the fixed income group and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the investment banking division.

Ms. Adler has been named as one of the top women in middle market M&A every year between 2016 and 2021.  Ms. Adler was the 2018 ACG Woman of Leadership awardee. She is a board member of UJA’s Private Equity division, Banking & Finance division and Women of Wall Street division.  Ms. Adler was previously a board member of the SBIA board of governors and the chair of its BDC committee and prior finance chair of the board of Cornell University Hillel.  She served as treasurer of her co-op board from 2011 to 2020.

Ms. Adler earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS with distinction from Cornell University.  Ms. Adler resides in New York City with her husband and has three grown children. 

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