Alcentra Capital Corporation Leads a $17.0 Million Second Lien Term Loan in Support of Refinancing of Southern Technical Institute, LLC

Jan 05, 2015, 14:30 ET from Alcentra Capital Corporation

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcentra Capital Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: "ABDC") ("Alcentra") announced today that Alcentra has led a $17.0 million Second Lien Term Loan financing to Southern Technical Institute, LLC and its affiliates ("STI" or the "Company"), of which Alcentra invested $12.0 million. The purpose of the financing was to refinance the Company's existing senior credit facilities and redeem capital that was used to facilitate the purchase of Southwest Florida College earlier this year. As a result of the financing, Alcentra redeemed $750,000 of equity capital and $7.8 million of senior secured debt.  

STI, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a Title IV accredited post-secondary vocational school which operates 9 campuses in and around Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers. STI operates programs in areas such as HVAC, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nursing, Electrical Trades, Accounting, Criminal Justice and Interior/Digital Design.

About Alcentra Capital Corporation

Alcentra (www.alcentracapital.com) is an externally-managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Alcentra's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation primarily by making direct investments in lower middle-market companies in the form of subordinated debt and, to a lesser extent, senior debt and minority equity investments. Alcentra's investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Alcentra NY, LLC.

About Alcentra NY, LLC

Alcentra NY, LLC is part of BNY Alcentra Group Holdings, Inc. ("Alcentra Group"), one of the world's leading sub-investment grade credit asset managers focusing on the U.S. and European markets. Alcentra Group has an investment track record that spans across 50 separate investment funds totaling approximately $24 billion (including accounts managed by Alcentra NY, LLC, Alcentra Ltd, and assets managed by Alcentra Group personnel for affiliates under dual officer arrangements.)

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