Golub Capital Completes Industry-Leading Year in LBO Financing
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital completed 2009 as the #1 traditional middle market bookrunner with 14 new transactions, the company announced today.
Golub Capital was ranked by Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC) as the leading senior lender for traditional middle-market leveraged buyouts for all of 2009, improving on its third-place showing in 2008. With 14 new transactions, Golub Capital closed more transactions than the #2 and #3 ranked senior lenders combined, who completed 7 and 5 deals, respectively.
Golub Capital was also named "Mezzanine Financing Agent of the Year" in September 2009 by M&A Advisor.
Greg Cashman, Senior Managing Director, stated, "Golub Capital's industry leadership in one of the most difficult years for leveraged buyout financing in history is a testimony to our reliability and consistency in providing both capital and high-quality service to our clients. We believe a number of factors point to a favorable market environment ahead for middle-market financing and that Golub Capital's reputation and track record as a trusted and valued partner and advisor will position us well to build on our standout performance in 2009."
Sponsors in these 14 new transactions, many of which are repeat clients of Golub Capital, include:
-- Angelo, Gordon & Co. -- Atlantic Street Capital -- Arcapita -- Berkshire Partners -- Catterton Partners -- Cortec Group -- EdgeStone Capital Partners -- Friedman Fleischer & Lowe -- Linsalata Capital Partners -- The Riverside Company -- Sentinel Capital Partners and -- Wachovia Capital Partners
"Golub Capital's continued strength through the economic downturn, as demonstrated in our climb up the league tables and our industry awards, is based on our close, long-term relationships with and unwavering loyalty to our clients," said Andy Steuerman, Senior Managing Director. "The fact that we have so many repeat clients among our sponsors speaks to our ability to provide superior service, certainty of closing, competitive pricing and flexible, creative solutions in today's complex marketplace."
About Golub Capital
With $4 billion of capital, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one-loan financings (through the firm's proprietary GOLD facility); senior, second lien, and subordinated debt; preferred stock; and co-investment equity. The firm also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $200 million. Golub Capital's hold sizes range from $10 million to $75 million per transaction. The firm was named "Middle Market Lender of the Year" or similar for achievements in 2008 by leading industry magazines Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions. Most recently, the firm was named "Mezzanine Financing Agent of the Year" in September 2009 by M&A Advisor. Golub Capital is a national firm with offices in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.golubcapital.com.
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CONTACT: Andrew Steuerman of Golub Capital, +1-212-660-7280,