|American Capital Announces the Combination of Three Portfolio Companies|
Bethesda, MD – April 1, 2009 – American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) announced today that it has completed the combination of three portfolio companies within its Financial Services Group to create Core Financial Group, a diversified commercial finance holding company. The strategic combination brings together Core Business Credit ("Core"), an asset-based lender, Velocity Financial Group ("Velocity"), a venture debt finance and middle market equipment leasing company, and Oceana Media Finance ("Oceana"), a film finance company. Each company will maintain its market presence under its current name while benefiting from the strong capitalization and synergies resulting from the combination.
"American Capital's Financial Services Group invests in strong management teams to build industry leading enterprises within the financial services space," said Bob Grunewald, Managing Director, Financial Services Group. "We are very pleased with the progress of Core, Velocity and Oceana. By bringing these firms together onto one platform we have created a well-capitalized, diverse commercial finance company that will take advantage of the attractive risk-return opportunities in this market."
"Core, Velocity and Oceana are known for their creative, reliable and relationship-driven approach to lending. This combination will enhance our ability and extend our national reach to serve our clients," said Michael Haddad, CEO of Core Financial Group.
ABOUT CORE FINANCIAL GROUP
Core Financial Group is a diversified commercial finance company headquartered in Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. It serves as the holding company for the following business lines:
For more information about Core Financial Group, visit www.corefg.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Founded in 1986, American Capital has $14 billion(1) in capital resources under management and ten offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For further information, please refer to http://www.americancapital.com.
(1) As of December 31, 2008.
Performance data quoted above represents past performance of American Capital. Past performance does not guarantee future results and the investment return and principal value of an investment in American Capital will likely fluctuate. Consequently, an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Additionally, American Capital's current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made investments.
SOURCE: American Capital Ltd.www.americancapital.com
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