NEW YORK, January 31, 2024 — Golub Capital acted as Administrative Agent and Sole Lead Arranger on a $2.11 billion unitranche facility to refinance Aptean’s existing first lien and second lien broadly syndicated loan facilities.
Aptean is a leading global provider of mission critical, vertical-market-focused enterprise resource planning software primarily for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses.
“Sponsors are increasingly turning to private credit to support larger unitranche facilities, in part because of the growth of the industry and the ability of firms like ours to provide scalable financing solutions to resilient businesses,” said Spyro Alexopoulos, Co-Head of Direct Lending at Golub Capital.
The $2.11 billion unitranche facility is comprised of a $150 million revolving credit facility, $1.66 billion term loan and $300 million delayed draw term loan.
“Golub Capital has consistently been a reliable financing partner and we are thrilled to continue our partnership on this latest transaction,” said Tony Marsh, Managing Director and Chief Capital Markets Officer at TA. “They were uniquely positioned to lead this transaction because of their outstanding capital markets execution capabilities and software experience.”
Golub Capital has been Administrative Agent to Aptean since 2019. Since then, Golub Capital has led more than 10 transactions and helped grow the facility size from $650 million to over $1.7 billion before being refinanced this month.
About Golub Capital Sponsor Finance
Golub Capital is a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and experienced credit asset manager. We specialize in delivering reliable, creative and compelling financing solutions to companies backed by private equity sponsors. The firm’s Direct Lending group provides buy-and-hold financing for sponsor-backed transactions with hold positions up to $700 million and arranges syndicated credit facilities up to $2 billion.
As of January 1, 2024, Golub Capital had over 875 employees and over $65 billion of capital under management, a gross measure of invested capital including leverage. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, London, Seoul and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit golubcapital.com.
Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of purpose-built, industry-specific software that helps manufacturers and distributors effectively run and grow their businesses. With both cloud and on-premise deployment options, Aptean’s products, services and unmatched expertise help businesses of all sizes to be Ready for What’s Next, Now®. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. To learn more about Aptean and the markets we serve, visit www.aptean.com.
TA is a leading global private equity firm focused on scaling growth in profitable companies. Since 1968, TA has invested in more than 560 companies across its five target industries—technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services. Leveraging its deep industry expertise and strategic resources, TA collaborates with management teams worldwide to help high-quality companies deliver lasting value. The firm has raised $65 billion in capital to date and has over 150 investment professionals across offices in Boston, Menlo Park, Austin, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. More information about TA can be found at www.ta.com.
About Insight Partners
Insight Partners is a global software investor partnering with high-growth technology, software, and Internet startup and ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. As of December 31, 2022, the firm has over $75B in regulatory assets under management. Insight Partners has invested in more than 750 companies worldwide and has seen over 55 portfolio companies achieve an IPO. Headquartered in New York City, Insight has offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Palo Alto. Insight’s mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with right-sized, right-time practical, hands-on software expertise along their growth journey, from their first investment to IPO. For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.
About Charlesbank Capital Partners
Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, as well as opportunistic credit and technology investments. The firm seeks to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth. For more information, please visit www.charlesbank.com.