NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2007 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital is pleased to announce that it has provided Blue Point Capital Partners and BB&T Capital Partners with a GOLD debt financing and an equity co-investment supporting their purchase of Lion Brewery, Inc. GOLD financings are proprietary Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities.
Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and founded in 1905, Lion Brewery is a leading manufacturer of a variety of brewed and specialty beverages including malta, specialty soft drinks as well as craft and traditional beers. The company also brews its own line of branded beers.
“With its long operating history and flexible bottling assets, Lion Brewery has a very strong value proposition. Golub Capital is extremely happy to be the lender on this deal,” says Joe Longosz, a Managing Director with Golub Capital. “Additionally, Golub Capital is pleased to be teaming up with Blue Point and BB&TCP. We look forward to continuing to support these equity sponsors with all future financing needs.”
This is Golub Capital’s third deal with Blue Point Capital Partners.
“It is great to work with Golub Capital. It’s reassuring to work with a lender that understands our needs and can execute on our strategy in a prompt manner,” says Juli Marley, a Partner with Blue Point Capital.
Blue Point Capital Partners is one of the largest private equity firms domiciled in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southeast, with a focus on investments in the middle market. The firm has more than $400 million under management.
BB&T Capital Partners, which manages over $400 million in committed capital, makes investments in privately-held middle market companies throughout the United States.
About Golub Capital
Golub Capital is an active provider of one-loan debt financings (through the Firm’s proprietary GOLD facility), and we offer innovative combinations of senior debt, subordinated and second lien debt, preferred stock and co- investment equity capital. The firm is committed to being a value-added and user-friendly partner to owners, senior management and transaction sponsors. 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 with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.golubcapital.com.
SOURCE: Golub Capital