American Capital Raises $510 Million Managed CLO

Aug 26, 2015, 16:05 ET from American Capital, Ltd.

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) ("American Capital" or the "Company") announced today that an affiliate, ACAS CLO 2015-2, Ltd. ("ACAS CLO 2015-2"), has closed on the sale of $510 million of collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") bonds.  The transaction was arranged by Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.  ACAS CLO 2015-2 is externally managed by American Capital CLO Management, LLC, which is a subsidiary of American Capital Asset Management, LLC, a wholly owned portfolio company of American Capital, for an annual base management fee of 0.5% and up to 20% incentive fees, subject to performance hurdles.

ACAS CLO 2015-2 has invested the proceeds of the bonds primarily in broadly syndicated senior secured floating rate loans purchased in the primary and secondary markets.  American Capital Asset Management, LLC manages approximately $4.3 billion of loan and loan-related assets in eight American Capital CLOs, in the equity of approximately 65 third-party CLOs and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF) as of June 30, 2015.

The bonds sold by ACAS CLO 2015-2 included tranches rated Aaa(sf) through Ba3(sf) by Moody's, AAA(sf) tranches rated by Fitch and non‑rated subordinated notes.

American Capital CLO Management, LLC purchased $29.5 million of the non‑rated subordinated notes, with third party investors purchasing the remaining $20.5 million.  The retention of a control equity investment by American Capital CLO Management, LLC is intended to make ACAS CLO 2015-2 compliant with risk retention rules applicable to credit institutions regulated in the European Economic Area.



Capital Structure










Tranche

% of Total Capital

Principal Amount ($)

Moody's

Fitch

Spread/Coupon

Class A-1

44.1%

225,000,000

Aaa(sf)

AAA(sf)

L+1.50%

Class A-2

19.6%

100,000,000

Aaa(sf)


L+1.50%

Class B

7.9%

40,500,000

Aa2(sf)


L+2.25%

Class C

8.2%

42,000,000

A2(sf)


L+3.05%

Class D

5.4%

27,500,000

Baa3(sf)


L+3.75%

Class E

4.9%

25,000,000

Ba3(sf)


L+5.90%

Equity

9.8%

50,000,000





100.0%

510,000,000




ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) 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, energy & infrastructure and structured products.  American Capital manages $23 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $81 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets).  Through a wholly owned affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC), American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF) with approximately $11 billion of total net book value.  From its eight offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, American Capital and its wholly owned affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $600 million.  For further information, please refer to www.americancapital.com.

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SOURCE American Capital, Ltd.



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