CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital announced today that it provided $18.9 million in subordinated notes for the refinancing of The Atlas Group (the “Company”). The Atlas Group is a portfolio company of Graham Partners, Inc. (“Graham Partners”).
Headquartered in Wichita, KS, The Atlas Group is a leading manufacturer of high precision machine parts, assemblies, and replacement parts to aerospace original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. The Atlas Group focuses on the production of structural and flight control components and assemblies that are highly complex and often flight critical, installed from the cockpit to the tail of the aircraft.
“We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Graham Partners and its portfolio company, The Atlas Group,” said Golub Capital Senior Managing Director Greg Cashman. “The Company’s management team has an excellent track record of growing its value-added capabilities and content on next generation platforms. We are excited to support The Atlas Group’s continued growth.”
Christopher Lawler, Managing Principal at Graham Partners, comments, “Golub Capital demonstrated its flexibility by offering multiple capital structure alternatives in support of the refinancing. We value Golub Capital’s long-term commitment to the Company.”
About Golub CapitalZ
With over $5 billion of capital under management, 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 underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $200 million. Golub Capital’s hold sizes range up to $100 million per transaction.
Golub Capital is ranked a #1 Traditional Middle Market Bookrunner for 2011 by Thomson Reuters LPC for senior secured loans of up to $100 million for leveraged buyouts (based on number of deals completed). Golub Capital was named “Middle Market Lender of the Year” by Buyouts magazine in 2009 and 2010. The firm was also honored as “Debt Financing Agent of the Year” by M&A Advisor in 2010. Golub Capital is a national firm with principal offices in Chicago and New York. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.golubcapital.com.
About Graham Partners
Graham Partners is a private investment firm based in suburban Philadelphia. The firm invests in middle-market industrial and manufacturing-related companies with exceptional growth potential, focusing on businesses with proprietary technologies and advanced manufacturing know-how. Since the firm’s founding in 1988, Graham Partners has closed over sixty acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and divestitures, and has participated first-hand in the operations of companies in various manufacturing sectors.
Today, the firm manages over $1.6 billion, comprised of the committed capital under Graham Partners management as well as capital deployed on behalf of equity co-investors, including portfolio company management. Graham Partners targets industrial businesses with revenues between $30 million and $500 million for investment. The firm has access to extensive operating resources and industrial expertise as a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independently owned and operated industrial and investment management businesses that share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald C. Graham’s industrial endeavors. For more information on Graham Partners, visit their website at www.grahampartners.net.
SOURCE Golub Capital
CONTACT: Greg Cashman, Senior Managing Director, +1-212-660-7270, [email protected]