LBC Credit Partners Hires Industry Veteran to Support Loan Growth

Jan 26, 2010, 11:09 ET from LBC Credit Partners

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LBC Credit Partners, a leading provider of financing solutions to middle market companies, today announced the addition of John Capperella as a portfolio manager in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Prior to joining LBC, Capperella was a Managing Director at American Capital Strategies.  His responsibilities included sponsor coverage and portfolio management.  He was also head of American Capital's Second Lien Group, a unit dedicated to buying junior capital in clubbed and syndicated transactions.  

Prior to ACAS, Capperella was head of junior capital structuring at GE Capital Markets.  With 16 years of banking experience, Capperella has worked in all roles related to deal execution including origination, underwriting, closing and monitoring, and he has successfully closed deals in all parts of the capital structure.  Prior to his career in banking, he spent several years in the power industry as an operations engineer.  Capperella earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware.

"John's deep experience with middle-market borrowers adds significantly to our ability to service our growing portfolio," said Chris Calabrese, a partner at LBC.  "Additionally, John's hands-on knowledge of the loan syndication market will enable us to be more creative in our debt offerings to support middle-market M & A transactions."

LBC Credit Partners is a leading provider of middle market financing solutions including senior term, unitranche, second lien, junior secured, and mezzanine debt; and equity co-investments to companies with EBITDA generally greater than $10 million.  LBC follows a long-term approach to investing adhering to a "lend and hold" strategy and typically invests $10 million to $50 million per transaction supporting acquisitions, growth strategies, refinancings, recapitalizations, and restructurings.  LBC has more than $1 billion of capital under management and has made investments in a wide range of industries located throughout North America.  For additional information please visit or contact Chris Calabrese at 215-972-8902.

SOURCE LBC Credit Partners