2011 Milken Institute Summit
Chairman and CEO, American Capital Ltd.
Malon Wilkus is the founder, chairman and CEO of American Capital Ltd., which has US$52 billion in assets under management. Both directly and through its global asset management business, American Capital originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle-market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Wilkus has also served as chairman of European Capital Ltd., a private equity and mezzanine fund, since its formation in 2005. American Capital and its affiliates invest from US$5 million to US$300 million per company in North America and 5 million to 25 million per company in Europe. Wilkus is the chairman and CEO of American Capital Agency Corp., a real estate investment trust formed in 2008, which invests exclusively in agency securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or a U.S. government-sponsored entity. He also serves as chairman and CEO of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp., a REIT formed in 2011, and chairman of American Capital LLC, the fund management portfolio company of American Capital Ltd. He has served on the board of over a dozen middle-market companies in various industries.