|American Capital Provides $50 Million of Mezzanine Financing to Support Merger of Survey Sampling International and Opinionology, Inc.|
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) announced today that it provided $50 million of Senior Subordinated Note financing to support the merger of Survey Sampling International and Opinionology, Inc., which will operate as Survey Sampling International. American Capital has been a lender to Opinionology, Inc. since December 2006 when it provided a $34 million Second Lien Term Loan as part of a larger acquisition financing in support of Sterling Investment Partners.
The new Survey Sampling International is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. Value-add services include questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. SSI serves more than 2,000 clients, including 48 of the top 50 research organizations. SSI has 30 offices serving clients around the world.
"We are delighted to work with Survey Sampling International and its private equity owners," said Adam Spence, American Capital Managing Director. "We believe our ability to provide flexible financing solutions ranging from senior debt and uni-tranche to mezzanine and equity co-investments, multi-currency funding capabilities, responsive execution with a global underwriting platform and commitment to growing portfolio companies make American Capital a desirable investment partner for our private equity clients."
Since its August 1997 IPO, American Capital and its affiliated funds have invested approximately $30 billion in over 520 portfolio companies both directly and in support of leading financial partners in change of control transactions. For more information about American Capital's Portfolio, go to http://www.americancapital.com/our_portfolio/our_portfolio.html
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 $52 billion in assets under management and eight offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. American Capital and European Capital will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $300 million. For further information, please refer to http://www.americancapital.com/
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.
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