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Golub Capital Provides Debt Facility to Support Thoma Bravo Acquisition

August 06, 2015, 07:14 AM
Filed Under: Technology

Golub Capital announced that as administrative agent, co-lead arranger and joint bookrunner, it provided a GOLD financing to support the acquisition of Internet Pipeline, Inc. by Thoma Bravo. GOLD financings are Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities.

iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions to the life insurance industry. The company's solutions automate the life insurance sales process, electronically integrate each participant in the insurance value chain, and reduce the time, cost and error rate of processing insurance applications. The company operates from its headquarters in Exton, PA, in addition to other locations in Cheltenham (UK), Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Tokyo and Vancouver.

This is the fourth transaction Golub Capital has financed for Thoma Bravo in the past 12 months. Earlier this year, Golub Capital provided a senior credit facility to support Thoma Bravo's acquisition of PowerPlan.

"The company has a strong reputation among software vendors in the life insurance industry. iPipeline's solutions have driven meaningful and measurable ROI for its customers by automating historically manual processes. We are very excited to become a partner to iPipeline and support the Company's continued growth," said Spyro Alexopoulos, Managing Director at Golub Capital. "We are also thrilled to complete another transaction with a world class sponsor partner in Thoma Bravo who is uniquely positioned to add value to the Company by drawing on its extensive experience in the vertical application software market."

"We chose Golub Capital to lead the transaction because they have a deep expertise in the technology sector and they understand our strategy to grow the business. They provided us with a highly flexible, scalable and compelling solution in a short time frame that will enable us to execute on our plan," said Brian Jaffee, Vice President at Thoma Bravo.

Golub Capital's award winning middle-market lending team structures financing solutions with hold positions of up to $300 million. The team also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities and a proprietary suite of GOLD (one-loan debt) facilities, up to $500 million. Golub Capital has been a top 3 US Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through Q2 2015 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals).

Golub Capital is a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $15 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital has four highly complementary business lines led by exceptional teams of credit professionals: Middle Market Lending, Late Stage Lending, Broadly Syndicated Loans and Opportunistic Credit. Golub Capital's lending offices are located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Charlotte. For more information, please visit the firm's website at

Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies.

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