NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital today announced that it has provided a GOLD facility for the acquisition of DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC) by MTS Health Investors, LLC (MTS). GOLD financings are proprietary Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
DDC, based in Fairfield, Ohio, is one of the largest and most reputable DNA testing laboratories worldwide and the market leader in human DNA identification testing for the private sector. The Company provides a wide array of DNA testing services in the fields of biological family relationships, forensics and veterinary genetics.
DDC has achieved national recognition serving as the laboratory of choice for many national media programs including Dateline, 48 Hours and Dr. Phil, and has provided the DNA testing for numerous high-profile legal disputes. These cases include the Ohio Innocence Project, which helped exonerate Robert McClendon after 18 years of incarceration, and the landmark paternity suit that identified Larry Birkhead as the biological father of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter.
This is Golub Capital’s first deal with MTS. “We are pleased to be working with MTS,” said Golub Capital Principal Stefano Robertson. “Golub Capital’s financial resources will help strengthen DDC’s position in its unique marketplace. We are looking forward to watching DDC grow internationally.”
“In this difficult economic environment it is terrific to have Golub Capital as a partner. Golub followed through with its commitment even during this volatile credit market. After working with the Golub team on closing this deal, we are confident that Golub will help us grow the company as we capitalize on opportunities within the DNA testing industry,” says Kenton Rosenberry, a Managing Director with MTS.
About Golub Capital
Golub Capital underwrites and syndicates 1st lien loans up to $150 million. Our buy-and-hold products range from $5 million to $75 million and include one-loan financings (through the Firm’s proprietary GOLD facility), senior, second lien and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. With a broad investment mandate and long-term time horizon, Golub Capital has a high level of flexibility in structuring investments. Golub Capital is a national firm. For more information, please visit www.golubcapital.com.
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CONTACT: Stefano Robertson, Principal, Golub Capital, +1-312-201-8152,